Requirements for international travellers

We know many of you are wondering when you will be able to travel to Yukon. COVID-19 has made international travel complicated, and while we can’t wait to welcome you to Yukon University, we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information about cross-border travel so you can plan with the risks and restrictions in mind. Remember that no matter where you’re living now, Yukon University is here for you remotely with academic support, student services, and engagement opportunities throughout the term. Find out more about our services for international students.

*IMPORTANT:  There are new travel restrictions which will impact international students who choose to travel to Canada.

  • All international passenger flights to land at one of the following four Canadian airports: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal.
  • All travellers must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival to Canada and quarantine for three days at an approved hotel at their own expense while they wait for the results. The estimated cost to travellers could be greater than $2,000CAD 
  • If their results are positive, they will be required to complete their fourteen-day quarantine at a designated government facility at the initial city of arrival. 
  • If their results are negative, then travelers may continue to the Yukon and must quarantine an additional 14 days to meet the Yukon Territory self-isolation requirements. The self-isolation accommodations and food expenses on entry to the Yukon must be paid by incoming students at a cost of $1740CAD for one person.
  • Travellers entering Canada by land will also be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering CanadaThis is effective February 15, 2021.
  • All international travellers flying to Canada will also be required to complete a test on day ten of self-isolation and are not permitted to leave until results are received.

As requirements are changing quickly, we recommend that any students considering travel plans review both the latest requirements from the Government of Canada and check the regional Yukon Territory requirements.  

All travellers should review the current travel restrictions from the Government of Canada.

Students should be aware that there may be significant financial additional cost to travel at this time above the usual expenses of travelling. 

For the latest Yukon University COVID-19 response information, please visit