It’s time to plan your visit to Montréal! Here’s what you need to know
Please note that the information below was last updated on May 27, 2022.
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*For links to official sources for information regarding current COVID-19 travel protocols and provincial health regulations, please scroll to the bottom.
Welcome back to the city you know and love
Following a thorough, thoughtful and determined response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Montréal is back in action on its many cultural and commercial fronts. The city has opened its arms to all in a manner that is mindful of health and well-being while remaining accessible and exciting in all the ways visitors have come to know and love.
Indeed, the province of Québec prides itself on being one of the safest destinations anywhere in the world. And now is the time to take full advantage of that legendary hospitality as we get back to making the most of what Montréal has to offer!
Basic rules and tips for optimizing your trip
While Montréal is open for business (and, of course, pleasure), there are still a few essential things visitors need to know to ensure a smooth, stress-free travel experience.
Travelling to Montréal
- Good news! All international travellers are now eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, regardless of citizenship. Check to see if you qualify.
- The Canadian border is one of the easiest you will ever cross, and you can make it even easier by making sure you follow the necessary steps before you arrive.
- If you’re a fully vaccinated American and are planning a road trip to Montréal from the US, be sure to read our comprehensive guide to making a great drive even greater.
- There are no restrictions on entry to Québec for Canadian visitors from other provinces. However, since November 30, 2021, a proof of vaccination is be required for all plane or train travel within Canada for those 12 years of age and older. But if you’re planning to drive from the Toronto region, don’t load the car before reading these essential road trip pro tips.
Once you’ve arrived in Montréal
- If the lively Montréal that visitors discover on arrival seems almost exactly like the vibrant, pre-pandemic version of itself, that’s because it is. The principal difference is that wearing a mask (which has become second nature, and very often, a fashion statement) is still mandatory for those aged 10 years and over in certain indoor public spaces and public transit, helping to ensure a healthy environment for everyone.
- Limiting contacts and maintaining a one-metre (six-foot) distance from other people have also proven to be successful ways of keeping each other safe.
Official information sources
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, up-to-date information.
- Government of Canada: travel, testing and borders
- Gouvernement du Québec: measures, testing and vaccination
- YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport: vaccination and testing requirements
- Canada Border Services Agency: travel advisories, border measures and requirements and the ArriveCAN app
- Ville de Montréal: current situation, testing and vaccination in Montréal
- Société de transport de Montréal (STM): measures on public transit
- VIA Rail: train travel, service status and health measures