Please see Appendix A in the Guidebook pdf for a list of possible short-term accommodation providers that offer student Quarantine rates, and meal plans.
You may also book your choice of hotels, Airbnb, or private housing not listed in Appendix A. However, please make sure to contact the hotels before your departure and check what services are available for your quarantine. For example, airport pick-up, meals delivered to guestroom, health and safety protocols.
Once you’ve booked your long-term housing arrangements (ex: homestay, residence, private housing), contact them to confirm whether you are able to self-isolate there for 14 days upon arrival to Canada. Some accommodation providers may allow you to safely quarantine in this space, while others may require you to complete your 14-day quarantine prior to moving into your accommodations.
In the event you are eligible to move-in upon arrival to Canada, provide your accommodations provider confirmation on your arrival date/time. Confirm with them if they provide transportation from the airport to your accommodations upon arrival to Winnipeg.
In the event you are required to self-isolate before moving into your permanent accommodations, provide your accommodations provider confirmation on your arrival date/time, along with your plan for 14-day quarantine.
Determine what services are available by your 14-day quarantine accommodation provider.
Confirm if they:
To safely get from the airport to where you are quarantining, students are advised to avoid using public transit (i.e. the bus). It’s recommended to use a private vehicle, and remain inside your vehicle without making unnecessary stops. If you need gas, pay at the pump. If you need food, go through a drive-thru, ensuring you maintain a two-metre distance and avoid paying with cash. Do not stop for supplies or groceries. Ask friends to drop-off groceries and supplies, or use a delivery or pick-up service when you get home.
If you do not have access to a private vehicle, taxis or hotel shuttles can be considered provided they follow all requirements as outlined under the advice for vehicles for hire and their passengers (https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/transportation.html):
Drivers should do the following:
Manitoba Public Health indicated that only one student can be in a hotel shuttle / private vehicle from the airport to the hotel and those students must quarantine alone. The only exception is if the students have co-arriving immediate family members (where they resided together) and for homestay placements, as long as precautions are all in place.
Read the information located on the Government of Canada’s website (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html). This website lists important information about requirements for mandatory quarantine upon arrival including:
Pack things you will need for your travel as well as for your 14-day quarantine period upon arrival. Aside from the usual items you would pack, such as clothing and toiletries, some suggested items to help you through travel to Canada and quarantine include: