The Government of Canada announced last week a series of adjustments to border measures and to travel advisories. Most significantly, the government no longer recommends that Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes. Instead, travellers must understand the risks still associated with international travel given the high incidence of Omicron and take necessary precautions.
Throughout the pandemic, Brock’s travel guidance has been based on Government of Canada recommendations. With this recent change in advice from the federal government, members of the Brock community can resume non-essential international travel effective February 28, 2022.
Normal approval procedures will resume for all travel. Brock faculty and staff are required to submit their travel-related expense claims in accordance with the expectations and procedures set out in the Travel, Meals and Hospitality Expense Policy.
Those who travel are responsible for ensuring they have appropriate insurance and for complying with any exit and re-entry requirements in place. Costs associated with mandatory testing or quarantine either upon arrival to the destination or upon return to Canada are considered eligible expenses.
Those who choose to travel outside Canada are still encouraged to check current travel advisories restrictions. Guidance is still changing and limitations may be imposed with little warning. Please consult the Government of Canada’s travel advisories website for details.
Those who choose to travel within Canada are encouraged to monitor travel advisories and entry/exit requirements (see provincial and territorial guidance), as well as local public health guidance.
Institutional resources for faculty and staff travel can be found on the Travel Risk Management Sharepoint site.