Global Affairs Canada continues to caution Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. This is considered a Level 3 travel warning.
At McMaster, field trip, research activities and student placements continue to be managed through, Risk Management Manual (RMM) #801. This policy requires that travel requests to a Level 3 (L3) or Level 4 (L4) country as defined by Global Affairs Canada must be approved by the Provost and the AVP International. Undergraduates are not permitted to travel to an L3/L4 country for any academic purpose at this time. The forms for essential travel approval are provided in RMM 801 (Page 11).
Travel for institutional business is not encouraged at this time. Faculty members and staff who must travel for conferences, seminars, meetings or visits to academic or related institutions for non-research purposes are advised to consider the following before making travel plans:
Please note that McMaster’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centres cannot be used to obtain a rapid test for the purpose of travel.
Travel considerations will be regularly reviewed by the university.