Fall Term 2021 Mobility/Travel Update

After careful consideration, Western University has extended the suspension of all outbound international university-sanctioned student travel to December 31, 2021, due to the continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. University-sanctioned international travel refers to any activities involving travel outside of Canada that have been approved, authorized, and/or supported by a Western University unit, department, staff, and/or faculty member. This decision was made in line with the Canadian Government travel advisories and Safety Abroad considerations. 

Students who planned on travelling abroad during the fall term are encouraged to work with their program coordinators, supervisors, academic units, and Western International to explore alternative options such as postponing travel to a later date or undertaking the activity remotely without travelling internationally. If there are exceptional circumstances for travel plans in the Fall term, which are considered to be academically essential and supported by the faculty Dean, please contact travelregistry@uwo.ca to discuss the respective case.

We will continue to monitor the situation regularly over this period of time and provide updated communication should pandemic circumstances, public health guidelines, global travel restrictions, and Global Affairs Canada travel advisories change. 


Britta Baron
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International)