COVID-19 Update - International travel discouraged

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

In consideration of the significant impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having in some international countries, the University of Lethbridge is strongly recommending that employees and students avoid all non-essential international university travel, in particular to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran where there have been a significant number of occurrences of COVID-19.

The U of L is a hub for international activity, which makes this an important issue for our institution. The University recommends strongly that all individuals considering international travel be fully aware of the COVID-19 risks in their destination country by visiting the Government of Canada Travel Advisory website.

Further, for those travelling internationally, it is important to know that students participating in a University-related activity outside of Canada are required to register their travel with the University through the Campus Safety, Travel Abroad Registry prior to departure (Student Safety Abroad Policy). Faculty and staff are also strongly encouraged to register their business travel at the University’s Safety Abroad Registry website.

The current risk to Albertans (and Alberta students) is low and there are no confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Alberta at this time. We encourage our community to remain informed about this evolving situation. For the most current information, go to the Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services websites.

The U of L is monitoring closely the COVID-19 situation. Campus Safety continues to bring together relevant campus units to ensure quick action can be taken as this dynamic situation continues to evolve. Some decisions have been made in response to COVID-19, including suspending the presence of U of L student recruiters in China for the time being. Additionally, the Health Centre has implemented protocols to accommodate any member of our campus community who might exhibit symptoms consistent with the virus.

The safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. The University will continue to provide regular updates on this situation including any further actions.


Trevor Kenney | | 403-329-2710