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International Arrival Services during COVID

Creating Your Quarantine Plan/Quarantine Requirements

Prior to travelling, please ensure that you do the following:


Arrival Date Suggestions:

International students and co-arriving immediate family members who enter Canada will have to undergo the necessary health checks and must quarantine (self-isolate) or isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. On day 14 of your quarantine, you are required to take a COVID-19 test, and you must remain in quarantine until you receive the results. It is therefore suggested that students enter Canada at least three weeks prior to the first day that they are required to be on campus.


Quarantine Planning

Review the requirements of quarantine very carefully.

The federal government requires you to have a detailed quarantine plan before arriving in Canada. You will not be permitted to enter Canada without a quarantine plan. You are required by law to abide by all requirements of quarantine. Failure to comply will result in fines or imprisonment.

Your plan must include accommodations

Fleming College has made arrangements with hotels in Toronto, Peterborough, and Lindsay to provide safe and secure quarantine arrangements. For a list of our hotel partners, please refer to our Quarantine Hotel Booking Guide.

Every international student arriving into Canada must have a quarantine plan in place to show Canadian border officers. To abide by the requirements of the Quarantine Act, international students must:

  • Go directly to their place of quarantine without delay. A mask must be worn while in transit to the place of quarantine.
  • Ensure that they are isolating in a place where they are not in contact with adults over the age of 65 years or with people with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Not leave their place of quarantine for 14 days, unless for a medical appointment.
  • Monitor health for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have food and medication delivered.
    All deliveries must be contactless (items are left at your door step and there is no contact with the delivery person). In order to ensure no-contact delivery, payment must be made over the phone, through a website, or through a third party app.
  • Not have visitors and limit contact with others in place of isolation, including children.
  • Stay in a private yard or balcony if going outside for fresh air.
  • Keep a distance of two metres from others.
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom (if possible) from others in the home.

Violating any instructions provided could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

For more information, download the Government of Canada Quarantine Guide.

Food and Medication Delivery

Food Delivery Options Near Toronto Pearson Airport

Food Delivery Options in Peterborough

Food Delivery Options in Lindsay

Medication Delivery


What to bring with you

Entering Canada

When you arrive at the airport or port of entry you should be ready to present the following documents:

  • Original Fleming Letter of Acceptance
  • A passport, valid for the duration of your stay
  • Photo ID other than passport, if you have it
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or eTA
  • Letter of Introduction (approval letter issued by the Canadian Embassy)
  • Proof of funds for the duration of your stay in Canada as per IRCC guidelines (GIC statement etc)
  • Proof you have paid your deposit to Fleming College
  • Any other documents you used when you applied for your Study Permit
  • Immunization, E-medical report, and Biometric information
  • English proficiency test results
  • A detailed quarantine plan

Make sure you pack them in your carry-on bag and not in your check-in bag.

Important items:

  • Course Outlines from previous post-secondary studies (if you plan to apply for transfer credits)
  • International Driver’s Licence (if you plan to drive in Canada)
  • Resume/CV (if you plan to work part-time in Canada)
  • Canadian Currency to cover food, travel, accommodations, and emergencies until you can set up a bank account (in Canada, most merchants also accept US dollars)
  • Laptop and cellular phone: these may be cheaper at home than in Canada
  • Seasonal Clothing: Canada has 4 distinct seasons and you will need clothing for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, as well as:
    • Business clothing for school presentations, internships/work placements, and job interviews
    • Traditional clothing or other items for cultural/religious celebrations
  • Comfort Items: You might also like to bring your favorite spices and treats (check customs regulations, some food items are prohibited from entering Canada)
  • Face masks (minimum of 2 recommended) which cover your mouth and nose
  • One bottle of hand sanitizer up to 355 ml to be placed in carry-on luggage.
  • Food/Snacks and water (check with your airline regarding whether or not they will have any food available in-flight)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Gloves (not necessary, but you may wish to bring some)

Please check your luggage weight and ensure it meets airline requirements.

For more information about what items to bring in your checked and carry-on luggage, please  visit The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority website.

For more details on what to expect at the border when arriving by air and arriving by land (including wait times) please visit the Canadian Border Services Agency Website..

The officer will issue you a Study Permit, and Coop Work Permit if you are eligible. Check that all the information and spelling is correct on the permit and do not leave the Port of Entry without it.

Still have questions about what to bring? Contact us anytime: international@flemingcollege.ca


During Quarantine

  • Use the ArriveCan app to check in with the Government of Canada within 48 hours of arrival and for daily reporting.
  • Check in daily on the iCent COVID Safe app.
  • Stay in a private place like your yard or balcony if you go outside for fresh air.
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others.
  • Limit contact with others in the place of isolation, including children.
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible.
  • Do not leave your place of isolation unless it's to get medical attention.
  • Watch our fall international orientation sessions and sign up for our winter sessions.
  • Check out our International Student Services Facebook page and email us (international@flemingcollege.ca)  to sign up for our weekly updates.
  • Meet with a International Student Advisor during our daily drop-in hours. See our Facebook page for our weekly drop-in schedule.

Items Needed During Quarantine

  • List of emergency contacts
  • Any allergy or important medical or health information
  • All prescription medication to last you a couple of months or until you have begun attending classes
  • Any over-the-counter medication you use frequently
  • Vitamins or other supplements
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable clothes, enough for 14 days without laundry
  • Tea, instant coffee, reusable water bottle
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Plate, bowl, small chopping board, kettle (if you do not have kitchen access)
  • Extension cord/multi adapter
  • Books, games, puzzles
  • Notebooks or paper to draw and write on, pens, coloured markers
  • Cooler if you don't have access to a fridge
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, small shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, feminine care products)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Computer, phone, headphones, speaker
  • Hand soap and dish soap

After Quarantine

  • Ensure that you have submitted your COVID-19 test results to Covid.results@flemingcollege.ca.
    Remember, you must stay in quarantine until you have a negative test result.
  • Ensure that you are following the latest COVID-19 prevention measures in place by both Fleming College, Peterborough Public Health (Sutherland students), and the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (Frost and Haliburton students).
  • Remember that face coverings are a requirement in indoor public spaces.
  • Install and use the COVID Alert app. While it is not mandatory to download the app, the app will alert you if you have been in close contact someone who has reported a positive COVID-19 test. The app does not track your location or personal details.
  • Contact the International Department (international@flemingcollege.ca) at any time if you face any stigma related to COVID-19 on campus or have challenges complying with COVID-19 protocols.

Health and Wellness

Morcare Health Insurance

All international students are covered by the Morcare Health Insurance Plan.

Morcare is available to assist you if you have any questions about your coverage or claim submissions. You can reach the Morcare team by calling 1-888-985-1552 or by visiting the Morcare website.

Testing and treatment of COVID-19 is fully covered by Morcare.

Free Wellness Resources

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