Japanese earthquake limits travel to Japan
Queen’s is currently advising the university community against travel to Tokyo and surrounding regions in Japan that have been impacted by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and that are now under a nuclear threat.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has issued a Level 3 warning that advises individuals to avoid non-essential travel.
“As per the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP), Queen’s currently considers travel to these regions to entail unmanageable risk and activities are not permitted to be carried out,” says Dan Langham, Director, Environmental Health and Safety.
The Vice-Provost (International) is working with relevant faculty international offices to ensure that students in the country, as well as those who may have been planning a trip, are aware of their options.
OCASP outlines the requirements for undertaking off-campus activities that are organized or sanctioned by the university.