Travel Abroad Cancellations

For all students, Faculty and staff planning to arrange travel in the coming months. 

Please take note (excerpt from Western's website): 

FEBRUARY 28, 2020:

The Canadian government has issued an advisory to avoid all non-essential travel to China, and to avoid all travel to Hubei province. This "Level 3" advisory triggers Western’s Safety Abroad Policy and subsequently cancels all university-sanctioned* travel for Western students to China until further notice.

On February 26, the Public Health Agency of Canada updated the list of countries and regions affected by COVID-19. As a result, Western University has also cancelled all university-sanctioned* student travel from March 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020 for the following destinations: Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Singapore, and South Korea.

*University-sanctioned travel includes exchange, research placements, field courses, conference travel, or any other travel that has been approved, authorized or supported by a Western University unit, department, staff or faculty member.

While Western’s Safety Abroad Policy does not govern faculty and staff travel, we strongly encourage all members of the campus community to follow Government of Canada travel advisories and closely monitor travel advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Additional information and resources are available on Western’s Safety Abroad website.

Visit Western's website for all COVID-19 updates