Arrival and Quarantine in Canada

Transportation from Halifax Airport to your Quarantine Location

You are required to arrange transportation from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to your quarantine location. These arrangements need to be made before you depart for Canada.  The Saint Mary’s International Student Centre offers a free airport pick-up service for incoming new International students.  Complete the airport pick-up application form to arrange this service. 

Returning international students can book through a transportation service such as World Class Transportation or Halifax Airport Taxi Service.  Some hotels also offer shuttle services from the airport to the hotel (see below).

Once you pre-book your airport pick-up service, it is important that you save a copy of your booking and include it in your travel plan. You will be asked to show proof that you will safely reach your quarantine destination.

You might arrange alternative transferring options, as long as they meet public guidelines.

Hotels for 14-day Quarantine Period

If you require a hotel to complete your 14-day quarantine, several Halifax hotels are offering special rates for students, including meal or grocery delivery services.  It is your responsibility to make arrangements directly with the hotel and keep a copy of your booking to demonstrate your quarantine plan. 

As stated above, these arrangements must be made before your leave for Nova Scotia.

Below are examples of hotel quarantine offerings but you can call other hotels to inquire about rates and availabilities for quarantine plans.

 The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites is pleased to offer the following all-inclusive self-isolation packages for students.

Rate $85.00 per night for 14 day stay plus taxes, for a spacious Executive King Guestroom with seating area, desk, kitchenette with a small refrigerator, dishes, cutlery, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. Microwave, toaster oven and stovetop burner are also available. Windows open in most rooms.

  • 3 Meals Delivered Daily for $50.00 per day plus taxes and service fees. Flexible options available for 1 – 2 meals daily if preferred.
  • 55” HDTV and complimentary 300mpbs internet.
  • Complimentary grocery shopping service.
  • Laundry service is available.


Hilton Garden Inn $99 per night

Food options: pay room service pricing as ordered or choose a boxed meal plan (breakfast $15; lunch $25; dinner $35)

Free Airport shuttle to hotel.

Easy check-in to avoid student in lobby.

Linen service is provided on a hallway exchange system

***Booking to be done via phone as isolation package is not offered on the website


Hampton Inn by Hilton - Downtown Halifax $95.00/night includes:

Front Desk for booking (902-422-1391) or

  • bagged breakfast
  • parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Local phone calls
  • Keurig coffee/pods
  • see isolation room details for service

HOMEWOOD SUITES with FULL SERVICE KITCHEN $104.00/night includes:

Front Desk for booking (902-429-6620) or

  • Continental Breakfast – bagged
  • parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • local phone calls
  • grocery service
  • full fridge/freezer, microwave, range, dishwasher, dishes, pots/pans, Keurig coffee/pods
  • see isolation room details for service

*NOTE: We can provide a boxed lunch & boxed dinner per day to be delivered to the room for $40.00 additional per day plus taxes. - see isolation room details for sample menu

Food options

International Students living in residence will have meals delivered to their quarantine room

If you are completing your quarantine in a hotel, meal options are available and can be arranged directly with the hotel. Grocery delivery is also an option. 

If you are completing your quarantine off-campus, you will need to arrange to have someone provide you food (following isolation protocols) or for grocery delivery. 

Grocery delivery can be arranged through the following grocery chains:

There are many options in Halifax for take-out restaurant meals and delivery services.

Discover Halifax lists Halifax restaurants that are currently open.

Food delivery providers in Halifax:


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