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Travel Safety and Planning

Important safety and insurance information for your University business travel.


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International Travel on McMaster Business

February 28, 2022

As a result of the change in Global Affairs Canada rating from non-essential travel advisory the following procedures have been implemented below.  Please note this could be subject to change pending travel advisory change.


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Undergraduate Students Learn More

International travel process for Undergraduate Students.

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Graduate Students Learn More

International travel process for Graduate Students

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Faculty Learn More

International travel process for Faculty.

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Staff Learn More

International travel process for staff.

International Travel Resources

Global Affairs Canada

Travel Advice and Advisories

Register with Global Affairs Canada  – register prior to travelling to receive important information on the country you are travelling to

Download the Travel Smart App to access key information while you are travelling.

McMaster Emergency Out-of-Country Travel Assistance Learn More

The Emergency Travel Assistance covers you and your eligible family members for eligible services and supplies while you are traveling. To be eligible for Emergency Travel Assistance, you must be enrolled in McMaster`s Extended Health Care plan.

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Pre Travel Departure Checklist Learn More

Are you prepared for your travel?

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International SOS Learn More

This program is designed to keep our faculty, staff and students healthy, safe and secure while they are travelling or living abroad within a McMaster capacity.

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International Travel Training Hub Learn More

Training hub includes:  Travel Risk Awareness – Security and Medical, Hotel Safety, Natural Disasters, Road Safety, Women’s Security, Emotional Wellness when Travelling, Safe Food and Water

  • create a login to review
  • NOTE:  If you had previously created a login you will have to create a new one as the link to the hub has been updated.
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In Case of an Emergency Learn More

Who to contact in case of an emergency while travelling abroad.

Contact Us

Stacie Cameron

Health, Safety and Insurance Advisor