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

All faculty, staff and students who have recently returned from international travel must self-isolate at home for 14 days from date of return to Canada. All members of the BU community who self-isolate at home must notify their immediate supervisors as well as BU Human Resources at All information will be kept confidential.

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, 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