Much travel is now extremely limited by the government. You should pay close attention to current travel advisories, which are changing often.

All faculty, staff and students who have recently travelled must must follow the latest guidance from authorities. This changes regularly and you should be diligent about seeking out the most current information.

Brandon University strongly discourages all non-essential travel. All BU-related travel must be pre-approved by your vice president or the president. This includes in-province travel.


  • For employees: As of Friday, March 13, 2020, Manitoba Blue Cross is now recognizing coronavirus as a “known issue” and your employee BU insurance plan may no longer cover you for travel.
  • For students: BU students should contact Student VIP for the latest information about insurance coverage.
  • Brandon University is no-longer self-insuring for trip cancellation. If you must travel, ensure you can obtain adequate personal coverage for all contingencies.

If you are currently abroad

The Government of Canada encourages all Canadians abroad to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to get the latest updates on the situation at their destination.

Eligible Canadians currently outside Canada and needing help to return home can contact the nearest Government of Canada office or Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or email