For travellers

The Government of Canada has lifted its full travel advisory which recommended the suspension of all non-essential travel abroad. International travel for university business can resume, provided the travel follows Memorial’s Travel Outside of Canada Policy.

Some countries continue to have high numbers of COVID-19 cases and community transmission, and travel advisories may be in place for individual countries. Anyone considering international travel should consult the Government of Canada’s travel advisory webpage, and book fully refundable travel.

Travellers will be required to complete the pre-departure session available through the Internationalization Office and must confirm that they carry travel health insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses. Employees must also follow the General Travel Policy, ensuring their unit head is aware of their travel.

Travellers must have completed the full series of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel.

Individual scenario-specific questions related to the resumption of international travel can be directed to

Important considerations:

  • There may be restrictions on incoming travel at your destination. It is the responsibility of the individual to be aware of and abide by any such restrictions. This may include a mandatory hotel stopover or quarantine.
  • SSQ Travel Health Insurance for employees has issued a number of updates related to COVID-19. It is your responsibility to review these updates and understand what is, and is not, covered. Visit this site for all updates related to group insurance.

Contact information



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000