When I arrive, where can I self-isolate (quarantine) in Victoria? How do I get there? How do I get food?

Posted by jrathwell on August 7, 2020 - 4:11pm

Under the Quarantine Act, all travellers to Canada, including international students, must submit a quarantine plan to the Government of Canada and must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The law in British Columbiua also says all travellers must submit a detailed self-isolation plan.

You can find detailed information about quarantine and the information you need to submit on Moodle; look for the portal called Covid-19 Travel Preparedness: Responsibilities for entry into Canada. All international students who started programs by April 2020 have been added to the portal. If you can't find the portal on Moodle, email Student Services about your travel plans to Canada and ask to be added to the portal.

To limit points of contact when travelling, book a connecting flight directly to Victoria International Airport (YYJ). Do not use public transit like buses and ferries to reach Victoria on Vancouver Island. When you arrive in Victoria, take a taxi from the airport to your self-isolation location; do not take a bus. Local taxi companies: Yellow Cab: 250-381-2222, Bluebird Cabs: 250-382-2222, Victoria Taxi: 250-383-7111. 

If you can't self-isolate in your permanent or long-term accommodations, you must do so in another place, such as a hotel. Here's a list of local hotels and food services in Victoria that can support you during self-isolation. If you will self-isolate outside of Victoria and need help finding accommodations and food services, email studentservices@royalroads.ca.

For more information on self-isolation requirements, review the BCCDC’s guidelines for self-isolation.

If you are a student entering a self-isolation period, email Student Services for support and services.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while travelling, you must tell the Canadian Border Services Agency officer this when you arrive in Canada. The officer will tell you what to do next.

Last updated August 20, 2020 at 2:36 p.m.