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Instructions for travel within Canada or internationally (COVID-19)

Using your proof of vaccination outside Québec

The proof of vaccination for travel outside Québec is in a different format than the in-province one. Always use the travel format when you leave Québec.

It is recognized and accepted in all Canadian provinces as well as many U.S. states and other countries as proof of your protected status. Each individual province or country sets a level of protection that qualifies as “fully vaccinated.” That status may be defined differently than it is in Québec. It’s up to you to find out about and meet the standards in effect at your destination before you get there.

Download your proof of vaccination for travel outside Québec on the self-service portal This hyperlink will open in a new window. shortly before your departure. To print it, follow the instructions on the self-service portal.

Name on proof of vaccination differs from name on passport

In some cases, the name on a person’s proof of identity might not match the name on their proof of vaccination. For example, this could happen for a woman whose maiden name is given on her proof of vaccination but whose married name appears on her passport. Other examples include the names of people from remote or Indigenous communities where formal identification may be more difficult.

If you are in this situation, the air carrier has the option of accepting proof of vaccination that does not perfectly match your proof of identity if you can prove that your proof of vaccination is actually yours by other means (e.g., by showing your health insurance card or a letter from the chief of your Indigenous community).

Travel elsewhere in Canada

There are no preventive isolation measures for people arriving from other Canadian provinces. However, non-essential travel should be avoided.

Other provinces may have specific rules for travellers arriving from Québec. To find out what they are, go to the destination province’s COVID 19 information website This hyperlink will open in a new window..

International travel

All travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the emergency orders issued by the Government of Canada under the Quarantine Act to limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

To find out all the requirements for travellers, please consult the Public Health Agency of Canada This hyperlink will open in a new window. website and the Entering Canada by land and air during COVID-19 This hyperlink will open in a new window. page in Canada.ca.

All individuals who are returning from outside Canada and are in preventive self-isolation at home must abide by the instructions on returning home from abroad.

Exemption from orders under the Quarantine Act

You may be exempted from mandatory quarantine requirements under certain conditions. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website This hyperlink will open in a new window..

It should be noted that businesses that deliver goods from abroad in Québec do not have to ask their employees to temporarily self-isolate.

Exemption for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada

For the quarantine conditions and requirements, see the page COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Leaving Canada

Some countries require medical certificates or COVID-19 tests from travellers and nationals upon arrival. These requirements are not an indication for testing in Québec. Certificates are not covered by the Régie d'assurance maladie du Québec.

The following private laboratories are recognized by the Laboratoire de Santé publique du Québec and have agreed to carry out the tests and issue the certificates prescribed for travellers and nationals. You can contact these laboratories directly to get tested or contact a specimen collection centre which will confirm whether or not the centre has the test done by a recognized laboratory.

List of volunteer laboratories

Travel advisory

A risk assessment concerning COVID‑19 is done as new information becomes available.

Travellers are advised to consult COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders This hyperlink will open in a new window. page on the Government of Canada website.

Last update: November 25, 2021

Notice

Information on the website in no way replaces the opinion of a health professional. If you have questions concerning your health status, consult a professional.

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