To keep informed about the current situation

Please note that the information below was last updated May 17, 2021.

Montréal in the red zone: nightly curfew is now 9:30 p.m.

The nightly curfew is now in effect at starting at 9:30 p.m. in Montréal and Laval, which remain red zones.

As of May 17, some 4,396,507 vaccine doses have been administered in the province of Québec, with 49% of the population now vaccinated with at least one dose.

In mid-March, government and public health authorities announced changes to certain measures in Montréal. As of March 26:

  • Indoor hotel swimming pools were allowed to reopen.
  • Spas were allowed to reopen.
  • Theatres and show venues were allowed to reopen for audiences of up to 250 people, provided that they respect the same measures as those required for movie theatres in red zones.

Since February 26, 2021:

  • Movie theatres may open duing the day, but food concessions must remain closed.
  • Indoor swimming pools and skating rinks in municipalities may open for individuals or groups from the same family bubble. Hotel swimming pools were allowed to reopen March 26.
  • Outdoor sports and recreational activities are now permitted for groups up to a maximum to eight people, but masks should be worn if people are from different family bubbles.

Reopenings already permitted since February 8, 2021:

  • Reopening of non-essential businesses, including personal care services and hairdressers
  • Reopening of shopping centres
  • Reopening of libraries
  • Reopening of museums

Montréal remains a red zone. In addition to the main health measures (see below), the following measures will remain in place to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • A curfew is in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Residents must not leave their homes during curfew except in cases that justify travel, such as healthcare, humanitarian reasons, or to engage in essential work.
  • Indoor team sports activities remain prohibited.
  • Indoor and outdoor visits to other residential addresses are prohibited, except for people living alone.
  • Indoor or outdoor private gatherings remain prohibited.
  • Travel between regions and cities is not recommended.
  • Restaurant dining rooms must remain closed:
    • Take-out or drive-through orders are permitted outside of curfew hours.
    • Deliveries are permitted at all times, even during curfew.
  • Bars and casinos must remain closed.

Although the situation is difficult for everyone, we hope that everyone will respect the health, security and confinement measures in place, so that we can regain control of the situation. By doing so, we can all once again enjoy the stellar culture and food scenes that are such an important part of Montréal’s appeal. 

Travel and borders
To learn more about the status of international travel and border crossings, or the mandatory measures for visitors entering Canada from abroad, visit the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website for the latest official information. 

Accommodation establishments of all types, including guest houses, can accommodate guests. The only exception is youth hostels, which are currently closed.


The priority continues to be the health and safety of everyone. Here are the most important sanitary measures that must always be respected.

Social distancing and masks

  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres (about 6 feet) from other people who are not from your household.
  • Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces.

The mask or face cover is mandatory for people aged 10 years and over in indoor public places throughout the territory of the province of Québec.  In Montréal, a mask or face covering is mandatory for all public transit users.

To learn more about the current situation in Montréal, read this article.


Have questions? Here are reliable sources of information. 

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.   



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