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Travel and self-isolation

Travel notices

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

Self-isolation requirements

Effective at midnight, Nov. 26, travellers entering New Brunswick are required to self-isolate for 14 days and create a self-isolation plan.

Create a self-isolation plan

If you do not have a UNB-approved self-isolation plan, submit the COVID-19 self-isolation form immediately to begin the process.

COVID-19 self-isolation form

If you have submitted your form and require further assistance with your self-isolation plan, email selfisolationhelp@unb.ca.

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 COVID-19 self-isolation plan form.
  • Have an approved UNB 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.

Preparing for travel to New Brunswick

New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health, 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.

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 selfisolationhelp@unb.ca if you require assistance creating your self-isolation plan.

International travellers

Anyone coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow any directives from the Government of Canada including orders under the federal Quarantine Act and, upon entering New Brunswick, follow New Brunswick Public Health requirements, including self-isolating for 14 days and receiving a COVID-19 test.

Entry into Canada falls under federal jurisdiction and any inquiries should be made to the Government of Canada.

ArriveCAN app

Download the ArriveCAN app (iOS, Android, or web format) 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. 

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.

Learn more about self-isolation from the Government of N.B.

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 selfisolationhelp@unb.ca 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. 

Living accommodations

UNB residences

UNB is working directly with students to ensure that those arriving from outside of New Brunswick 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 (resadmin@unb.ca) or UNB Saint John Residence Services (res@unb.ca) 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.

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

  • 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 New Brunswick do not need to self-isolate.


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