Impact of new Canadian travel advisory for China

(Updated January 29, 2020) The government of Canada has updated its travel advisories in relation to the coronavirus outbreak in China.  In addition to advising that Canadians avoid all travel to the province of Hubei, a new advisory to avoid all non-essential travel to China is now in place.

The new Level 3 advisory regarding all travel to China triggers McMaster’s Risk Management Policy restricting undergraduate student exchanges, placements and official trips to the country. Such trips will no longer be permitted until the risk level is lowered by the federal government.  Graduate students who wish to travel to China will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of either the provost or the vice-provost, International.