Self-isolation requirements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions have been put in place on travel to Canada; on arrival, all travellers from another country are required to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they show no symptoms.

Self-isolation requirements

During your 14-day self-isolation period, you must remain quarantined. Ensure you:

  • Register your plans before beginning your self-isolation
  • Do not leave your place of isolation, unless it is to seek medical attention; do not go to school, work or any other public areas
  • Do not have visitors and limit contact with others in your place of self-isolation
  • Complete daily check-ins with the Government of Canada and the University of Victoria

For more information, review the self-isolation arrangements and supports pages.

What to do if you become ill

If you develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to another person who has signs or symptoms:

  • Isolate yourself from others
  • Immediately call 8-1-1 to talk to a nurse at HealthLinkBC and get advice about what to do next, or contact the public health authority and describe your symptoms and travel history. Follow their instructions carefully
  • Notify the University of Victoria on your next daily check-in form

For further information, please review the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website on how to self-isolate and BC's Ministry of Health information of self-isolation for travellers returning to Canada or exposure to a COVID-19 case.