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Travel and self-isolation

The Province of New Brunswick announced new rules and restrictions for post-secondary students returning to New Brunswick and moving out of the province. Learn more about the travel guidelines in place.

As we move through the transition phases on the path to Green, isolation requirements will change. See New Brunswick’s path to opening (PDF) for more information on the changes to isolation requirements based on vaccination.

Travel notices

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

Preparing for travel to New Brunswick

If you're entering New Brunswick, you must:

  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. Complete UNB arrival registration form.
  4. Contact if you need advice to create your self-isolation plan.

If you're entering New Brunswick, you must:

  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. Complete the COVID-19 self-isolation plan form.
  4. Contact if you require assistance creating your self-isolation plan.

Traveling outside of New Brunswick

If you choose to travel outside of New Brunswick, you are required to:

  • Familiarize yourself with, and follow, the public health guidelines in the province of arrival.
  • Isolate for 14 days upon your return to New Brunswick.
  • Complete the UNB arrival registration form.
  • Have an approved provincial self-isolation plan.
  • Self-monitor daily as per New Brunswick Public Health requirements.
  • International travellers will require a COVID-19 test during self-isolation in New Brunswick.

Self-isolation requirements

Travellers entering New Brunswick may be required to self-isolate for 14 days and create a self-isolation plan. This includes travelling from any of the Atlantic provinces and New Brunswick residents returning to New Brunswick.

  • If you are required to isolate, students arriving or returning to UNB from outside of New Brunswick must have a provincial approved self-isolation plan.
  • If you do not have an approved self-isolation plan, complete the UNB arrival registration form and a UNB team member will assist you with your planning.
  • If you require further assistance, contact

UNB arrival form


Self-isolation information

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.

  • New Brunswick Public Health requires travellers arriving in New Brunswick from within Canada to self-isolate separately from others for 14 days, this includes students who leave the province for holidays and return to UNB to continue their studies.
  • Travellers arriving in New Brunswick from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate independently in single accommodations as mandated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

During your approved self-isolation period you will be contacted daily using a combination of phone or electronic messages to assess your wellbeing and if you have developed any COVID-19 symptoms. It is very important that you respond to these phone calls or email.

You may receive unscheduled visits or calls from provincial compliance officers to ensure individuals are adhering to the self-isolation requirements.

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. 

International travellers

Anyone coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow all directives from the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick. Learn more about international travel to New Brunswick and studying at UNB.

Entry into Canada falls under federal jurisdiction and any inquiries should be made to the Government of Canada. See Canada Border Services Agency or call 1-800-461-9999 for more information.