Before you go


Pre-travel emergency preparedness -

All McGill members – students, faculty and staff – are required to make emergency provisions before leaving on university-related travel, including, but not limited to:

1. Ensuring appropriate travel health insurance coverage

2. Registering trip itinerary with McGill

3. Provide a detailed travel itinerary and updates to the Traveler’s supervisor

4. Registering trip itinerary with their country of citizenship. This allows consular officials to send travelers important information in case of an emergency abroad

5. Checking to make sure their destination country is safe for travel: Government of Canada Travel Advisories

  • Reminder: Students are allowed to travel to Level 1 and 2 countries / regions
  • If these travel warnings are in effect: “avoid non-essential travel or avoid all travel”, the Traveler is required to consult with Human Resources to assess impact on the Traveler’s emergency medical insurance coverage

6. Download the Government of Canada Travel Smart web app for easy access to valuable information

7. Ensure that all travel documents including passport, visa and immunizations are up-to-date

8. Have all the necessary information in case of a medical emergency while away

9. Students traveling abroad on a University-approved activity must also attend Pre-departure Orientation

10. Take a picture on your cell phone of the Travel Emergency Guide - could be useful

For assistance with these steps

Students: McGill Abroad

Faculty and Staff: McGill Travel Services