Mandatory quarantine for travellers entering Canada

Quarantine is mandatory, even for people without symptoms. All international travellers arriving in British Columbia (BC) must follow the instructions on the Government of BC’s website to submit your self-isolation (quarantine) plans for approval prior to their travel to BC, or upon arrival (unless they qualify for an exemption).

When you arrive in Canada by air or land, the government will assess your health before you leave the port of entry.
People arriving from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate. That means you must stay home. Do not go to work or school. Keep watching for signs of illness 14 days after you arrive in Canada.
When you arrive at your final destination, quarantining (self-isolating) means you do not have contact with other people. This will require you to:

  • Set up a space that is only for the person being isolated.
  • Stay at home and watch yourself for symptoms, even if mild, for 14 days.
  • Stay out of contact with other people. This will help stop the spread of disease in your home and in your community.

You cannot leave your place of residence for 14 days. You can go outside if there is a yard or private area, but you cannot go shopping, visit other homes, or go out anywhere.

You must monitor your health for 14 days. Download the COVID-19 App and Daily Symptom Tracker

If you start having COVID-19 symptoms, then isolate yourself from others. Symptoms include:

  • Fever, equal to or greater than 38°C
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Signs of fever, shivering, flushed skin, excessive sweating

Travel tips for your journey

  • Wear a mask (and bring extra)
  • Practice social distancing (2 meters distance)
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly and as necessary
  • Sanitize personal space and high-touch areas such as seat belts and tray tables
  • Minimize trips to the washroom (flush the toilet with the seat cover down)
  • Touch as few surfaces as possible
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Bring some snacks as restaurants or stores may be closed
  • Bring a refillable water bottle

Quarantine Accommodations

Students will need to arrange their own quarantine accommodations prior to arrival in Canada. 

Exchange Hotel
Price: $89 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Additional monthly apartment suites available. Contact hotel directly.
Make reservation

Radisson Vancouver Airport
Price: $115 / night (room only). Minimum 14-day stay. $185 / night (with breakfast/lunch/dinner).
Details: Use PROMO code LANGARA to access rates while reserving on the website.
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Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport – Richmond
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Free shuttle service. Contact hotel directly for details.
Make reservation

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (Downtown Vancouver)
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Make reservation

Westin Wall Centre (Vancouver Airport)
Price: $129 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Make reservation 

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Meal options available for an additional fee.
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Marriot Airport Vancouver
Price: $139 / night (minimum 14 day stay)
Details: Meal options available for an additional fee.
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Georgian Court
Price: $100 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $40 per day for breakfast/lunch/dinner. 
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com 

Hotel Blu
Price: $100 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $40 per day for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com 

Hampton Inn Vancouver
Price: $129 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com

 

Food and Personal Items

During your 14-day isolation period, if you do not have assistance from your accommodation or host(s), there are various options to order food and other essential items online to be delivered. It is important to ensure you have enough food and supplies to last that will not go bad in the short term, because the demand for delivery has been on the rise, and delivery time slots may be limited and delivery times may be longer than expected.

The following list includes some popular delivery services in metro Vancouver area and is not a comprehensive list. Some services will charge a delivery fee, and delivery times may be limited due to the high demand. The providers are listed as a resource for students looking for food delivery services. Langara College is not affiliated or endorsed by these companies and assumes no liability for any disputes arising from services listed here.

Online ordering will not accept cash. Visa and MasterCard are the most common forms of payment.

Groceries:

Meal delivery:

Transportation from the airport

Information regarding additional screening measures taken at Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

When arriving in Vancouver, you have several options to get to your accommodation. Please be aware that if you need to quarantine you must go directly to your place of residence/quarantine for 14 days. Public transportation is not advised. Options for transport to your place of quarantine in Metro Vancouver:

Homestay host families may also provide transport from Vancouver International Airport to the place of quarantine for those students who choose Langara’s Homestay option.

We look forward to supporting you as you prepare to begin your studies with us at Langara College. Please do not hesitate to contact your International Student Coordinator if you have questions or concerns.

Additional Resources

External Resources

The above information was deemed correct at the time of publication. Information is subject to change based on government travel advisories. Please review links to travel advisories often to be sure you have the most current and updated information.