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Posted on: Mar 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – Update

As concerns continue to rise and to ensure the safety of the CUE community, we advise against international travel for business purposes:

  • International business travel is not permitted at this time.
  • International visitors who have not self-isolated for 14 days previous are not permitted on campus at this time.
  • Students and employees returning from international destinations should consider self-isolation for 14 days.

March 12, 2020 – Update

The Government of Canada posts updates to its dedicated website regarding travel in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

March 5, 2020

The measures outlined below are in response to the growing risk of global outbreak of COVID-19. These measures are temporary in nature but will remain in place until further notice.

In consideration of the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, Concordia University of Edmonton is suspending all University related travel to areas that have been classified by the Government of Canada as having a level 3 or 4 travel advisory. University travel to areas that have a level 1 or 2 travel advisory is currently permitted. This includes all travel using CUE funds, including from institutional budgets, employee professional development accounts, all internal and external research or other grants, and all travel funded by CUE partners. It also includes all unfunded institutional travel at which CUE is being represented.

Travel Advisory levels are classified as follows:

Level 1- Exercise normal security precautions

Level 2- Exercise a high degree of caution

Level 3- Avoid non-essential travel

Level 4- Avoid all travel

Before booking any travel, faculty and staff are asked to check the level of advisory for the area(s) in which they are travelling to.  This is required even if a travel request form has been submitted and approved by the President’s Office. Employees should also check the level of advisory immediately prior to departure to ensure that the advisory level has not changed to level 3 or 4 since booking travel.

Government of Canada- Travel Advisories

Given that this situation continues to change, we are also recommending that all travel is booked with travel insurance that allows for COVID-19 cancellation.

Students with plans to travel to an area with a level 3 or 4 travel advisory are not permitted to do so as part of any University related programming.

Please see the Vice President, External Affairs and International Relations, with any questions related to international travel at this time.