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Travel and self-isolation

Preparing for travel to New Brunswick

Before travelling to New Brunswick, you should: 

  1. Prepare the required documents that may be requested at a New Brunswick point of entry; 
  2. Register your travel ahead of entering New Brunswick to help avoid travel delays;
  3. Submit your self-isolation plan to UNB for approval. 

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the Chief Medical Officer of New Brunswick, has provided guidelines for students and parents entering New Brunswick which includes information on border measures, campus residence guidelines, COVID testing and self-isolation requirements. Individuals bringing students into New Brunswick are required to comply with public health guidelines. See the Government of New Brunswick for more information on international and interprovincial travel.

Self-isolation requirements

As outlined in the Mandatory Order, students entering New Brunswick from outside of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) are required to self-isolate for 14 days and have their self-isolation plan approved by UNB. This includes students who are residents of New Brunswick who have left the province for any reason.

Students who have not self-isolated for 14 days will not be allowed on campus.

UNB-approved self-isolation plans

If you do not have a UNB-approved self-isolation plan, please submit the appropriate form below immediately.

Residents of the Atlantic provinces can travel within the four provinces and will not need to self-isolate for 14 days.

If you have submitted your form and require further assistance with your self-isolation plan, email 

ArriveCAN app

International travellers may download the ArriveCAN app (iOS, Android, or web format) provided by the Government of Canada to speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border and public health officers. ArriveCAN allows you to submit your information easily and securely via the app within a 48 hours window before arriving in Canada. The app helps you to provide mandatory information that is required for entry into Canada, avoid lineups and reduce points of contact at the border and provide updates on your quarantine compliance and the development of any symptoms during the 14 days after arriving in Canada.


How are you travelling to New Brunswick?

Consult this quick reference guide to understand your self-isolation and monitoring responsibilities.

You must:

  • Isolate for 14 days on arrival in NB
  • Take a COVID-19 test at day 9 to 11 in N.B.
  • Have a UNB isolation plan
  • Self-monitor daily as per Public Health guidelines

You must:

  • Isolate in province of arrival
  • Isolate for 14 days on arrival in NB
  • Have a UNB isolation plan
  • Self-monitor daily as per Public Health guidelines

You must:

  • Isolate in province of arrival
  • Have a self-isolation plan

  • Isolate for 14 days on arrival in NB
  • Have a UNB isolation plan
  • Self-monitor daily as per Public Health guidelines

Students arriving from elsewhere within the Atlantic bubble do not need to self-isolate.

  • Isolate for 14 days on arrival in NB
  • New Brunswick Public Health will provide guidance and direction

Living accommodations

UNB residences

UNB is working directly with students to ensure that those arriving from outside the Atlantic provincial bubble can safely self-isolate for 14 days in residence and that all students are able to move into their residence accommodation safely and in compliance with all COVID-related guidelines. Contact the UNB Fredericton Residence Life ( or UNB Saint John Residence Services ( for assistance.

Off-campus living

Whether students live on or off-campus, the UNB community will support UNB students. The UNB Off-Campus Housing Office is available to liaise with students who require off-campus housing.

About self-isolation

Self-isolation is an important requirement in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Self-isolation means to stay at home, monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days, avoid physical contact with others and follow local public health authority advice.

You may receive unscheduled visits or calls from government officials to ensure individuals are adhering to the self-isolation requirements.

If there are others sharing your common space while self-isolating, you must:

  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible.
  • Keep at least two metres between yourself and other people.
  • Keep interactions brief and wear a mask.
  • Do not share personal items, such as toothbrushes, towels, bed linen, utensils or electronic devices.
  • At least once daily, clean and disinfect surfaces that you touch often, like toilets, bedside tables, doorknobs, phones and television remotes.
  • Avoid contact with individuals with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems and older adults.
  • Avoid contact with pets if you live with other people that may also be touching them.
  • If you develop symptoms, quarantine yourself from others as quickly as possible. Call Tele-Care 811 and follow their directions.

Creating a self-isolation plan

A well-designed self-isolation plan will ensure your isolation period is as comfortable and hassle free as possible. Email for assistance creating your self-isolation plan.

A self-isolation plan should include the following details:

  • The dates you will be self-isolating.
  • The address where you will be isolating.
  • How you plan to travel safely to your new home in New Brunswick, including transit from the airport if required.
  • How you will order and receive food and supplies while you are in isolation.
  • Include an active contact phone number during your isolation period so health authorities may reach you if required.
  • Ensure UNB has your isolation address and valid contact information to provide you with updated information and support.
  • What you will do if you begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19 after you arrive in New Brunswick.

Travel notices

Refer to the Government of Canada Travel and Tourism for the most up-to-date travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.