To keep informed about the current situation
Please note that the information below was last updated on January 17, 2022.
On January 13, the Gouvernement du Québec announced that the curfew (in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) will be lifted as of January 17. Starting on January 24, 2022, the vaccination passport will be required at all superstores selling non-essential goods.
The vaccine passport will be required to enter SAQ stores and SQDC outlets as of January 18, 2022.
Restaurant dining rooms are closed and may offer take-out and delivery only. Most retail stores will be closed on Sundays for at least three weeks, with the exception of certain essential businesses. Indoor gatherings are now limited to one household bubble. Visit the Gouvernement du Québec website for detailed information.
The other measures previously announced (see this PDF for details) remain in effect, including the closing of non-essential indoor activities such as performance venues, gyms, bars, movie theatres, casinos and spas. All retail stores must operate at 50% capacity. Hotels, museums and libraries remain open. Please check the opening and closing hours directly with the merchants you wish to visit.
Non-essential public activities, including conventions, conferences, seminars or other events are suspended. Indoor sports are now prohibited, but there are no new restrictions for outdoor activities.
While interregional and domestic travel is not banned, all non-essential travel and unnecessary gatherings should be avoided.
NOTE: The situation is evolving rapidly so we recommend that you consult official government resources regularly (scroll to the bottom of this page).
Vaccine passport requirements
Many places and activities require proof of vaccine status. Québec residents will need to show a QR as proof of vaccination status. This code can be shown on paper, in a PDF on a mobile device or on the VaxiCode app (available to download from the App Store, and on Google Play.)
National and international travellers to Québec must show photo ID and proof issued by their country or Canadian province that they have had two doses of a recognized vaccine. Find out more on the Gouvernement du Québec website.
Limit contacts, maintain physical distancing, and wear a mask or face covering.
Public health authorities have reiterated the importance of limiting contacts beyond our households, maintaining social distances in indoor and outdoor public spaces, and of wearing a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces or wherever the 2-metre distance cannot be maintained. A mask or face covering is mandatory for people aged 10 years and over in all indoor public places (including public transit) throughout the territory of the province of Québec.
For more information, consult the Gouvernement du Québec website.
For specific questions regarding public health guidelines, government regulations and support programs or about travel to and within Montréal, we recommend consulting these sites for official information.