Travelling Outside of Canada

Update May 26, 2021:  At this time it is recommended that travellers avoid all non-essential travel outside of New Brunswick

If you must travel, please visit the Government of Canada's travel advice and advisories page for your destination(s) regularly to verify travel health recommendations and safety and security information.

The destination(s) you are travelling to may have different rules and public health measures in place to protect residents from COVID-19. Do your research before leaving so you are not caught unaware when you arrive.

It’s important to remember that if you leave New Brunswick, it is your responsibility to:

  • Register your travel and submit a UNB approved self-isolation plan prior to your return,
  • make arrangements for the coursework that will be missed during self-isolation (before you leave),
  • self-isolate for 14 days upon your return,
  • keep UNB approsed of any travel changes.

Get Immunized

Ensure you are up to date on your immunizations when traveling outside of Canada.  Don't wait, investigate now so you have plenty of time to protect yourself.

For general information contact World Health or Public Health

Traveling abroad, local work applications and scholarships will sometimes require a medical which requires up-to-date immunizations.  Don't wait - This can be a lengthy process depending on your medical history and where you are traveling to.

Here are some tips to help you navigate travel immunizations

1.  The first and most important thing you need to do is track down your immunization records.  Your parents or family doctor might have these records.  If you went to school in Canada, you can contact public health in your home province in order to obtain record of any immunization you received during school.  The number for New Brunswick residents is 506-453-5200. If you don’t have any records you will need to be immunized for everything recommended in Canada from birth, potentially at your cost. This process can take several months to complete and can be expensive.

2.  Once you have all available records, speak to a Travel Clinic or Pharmacist to determine what immunizations are required for the area you are traveling to.  UNB has a privately owned & operated pharmacy on campus located inside the UNB bookstore at 29 Dineen Drive.  You can also check for additional pharmacies in the surrounding area.

3.  There are a few different options available to you once you know what immunizations are required.

If you used a Travel Clinic: they will likely administer the vaccinations required while you are there (fees vary). 

If you went to the Pharmacist: most pharmacists can prescribe the vaccinations you require (fees may apply).  There is a small list of vaccinations that the pharmacist cannot prescribe, but can provide you with a list of what you need.  You will need to book an appointment with a practitioner to get a vaccine prescription.  Medicare does not cover these types of appointments, at Student Health a $45 fee (cash only) will apply.

Nursing:  Nursing at the UNB Student Health Centre can administer any of the prescribed vaccinations, with a $10 fee/injection (cash only). A booked appointment is required. Leave enough time for a mandatory 15 min wait AFTER your injection. Remember the clinic closes daily from 11:30 to 1pm.