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The University of Waterloo subscribes to third-party provider Anvil Group to provide travel assistance and advice for both University-related and personal travel. This resource is available to students, faculty, and staff as they travel abroad.

Anvil app

The Anvil App provides real-time alerts about emerging threats or live incidents in your locality that could impact your safety. The Anvil App is available for iOS and Android smartphones.

Features include: 

  • Receiving real-time alerts about emerging threats and live incidents occurring in your immediate vicinity  

  • Ability to research comprehensive risk information for every destination around the world, including details of the latest restrictions imposed by governments concerning Covid-19

  • Foreign travel advice provided by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US

  • Trip itineraries and 'check-in' functions to let the Safety Abroad team know you have arrived safely at your destination

  • SOS Alerts and direction on how to speak with a specialist about a medical or security concern 

Anvil website

The Anvil website contains features useful to any traveller abroad such as travel risk briefs and personal incident alerts. These features are not available on the Anvil app.