To keep informed about the current situation
Please note that the information below was last updated November 30, 2020.
Montréal in the red zone: measures against COVID-19
On November 19, government and public health authorities announced that the closure of indoor dining rooms in restaurants, along with the closure of bars, gymns and performance halls. These red zone meausures aim to limit and control community tranmission of the COVID-19 virus and will remain in effect until January 11, 2021.
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.
Temporary closures and limitation of social contacts
Performance halls, restaurant dining rooms, food courts, bars, casinos, museums, cinemas, gyms and libraries are closed. Certain restaurants will continue to offer take-out and delivery services when possible.
Businesses offering products and services, stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and shopping centres will remain open.
Activities organized in public or private places, indoors or outdoors, are prohibited, with the exception of places of worship and funerals.
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.
- Government of Canada
- Gouvernement du Québec
- YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport
- La Ville de Montréal
- La Société de transport de Montréal
- VIA Rail
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)