Québec City: Travel Restrictions and COVID-19 Update

Québec City COVID-19 Update: July 20, 2021 

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Québec City 

The region is at the green alert level. Please refer to the Government of Québec's website for details. 

Please note that it is strongly recommended to confirm the schedule with the different establishments before traveling and to book ahead when possible.

What is open in Québec City now? 

All of the tourism businesses are open. The attractions, restaurants and accommodations are open and ready to receive visitors from Canada in compliance with the actual health measures.

Several improvements are in place to give more room to visitors, including the car-free streets on weekends as well as many ephemeral places scattered around the city center. Urban parks and outdoors nearby  also allow you to have plenty of space for a perfect stay. Despite the current situation, there is so much to see and do this summer!

Québec City is a safe destination where health measures are rigorously applied and we look forward to welcoming you. 

What are the current travel restrictions in Québec City?

  • It is mandatory to wear a mask or a face cover in closed and partially covered public places as well as in public transports for people 10 years and older. 
  • The number of customers authorized in attractions and restaurants is limited in order to allow physical distancing. It is strongly recommended to book ahead when possible in order to prepare your stay.

Please refer to the Government of Québec's website for the restrictions by type of business. 

What Are the Travel Restrictions in the Québec Province? 

There are no preventive isolation measures for people arriving from other Canadian provinces. Visitors from other provinces must follow the same instructions as the residents of Québec in compliance with the health regulations.

What Are the Travel Restrictions in Canada?


Can you travel to Canada during the coronavirus disease pandemic? 

Canada's borders are still closed to foreign visitors for nonessential travels. Although we can't wait to see you again, we invite you to respect the measures in place and to be careful.

  • Visitors from USA   

    • Until August 8:
      There are border restrictions for nonessential travel to Canada at the Canada-U.S. borders. Travelers are prohibited from entering Canada from the United States for an optional or discretionary purpose, such as tourism, recreation or entertainment.   
    • Starting from August 9:
      American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, will be able to enter Canada for discretionary travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada, but will have to get tested and present a suitable quarantine plan in case quarantine is required. We invite you to make sure you are eligible to enter Canada and meet specific criteria. For more information or questions about the border measures for travellers from the USA, visitors can call at 1-833-784-4397.
  • Visitors from Europe  

    • Until September 6:
      Foreign travellers cannot enter Canada, apart from a few exemption situations. 

    • Starting September 7: 
      The Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers and who meet specific entry requirements, if the epidemiologic situation remains favourable. Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. We invite you to make sure you are eligible to enter Canada and meet specific criteria.

Who is exempt from the Canadian travel restrictions? 

Find out if you can enter Canada and who is exempt from the Canadian travel restriction here.  

Do I have to quarantine if I travel within Canada? 

All travellers entering Canada must isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada (mandatory quarantine) until August 9 for USA and September 7 for other countries.  
There are no isolation measures for people arriving from other Canadian provinces. 

As this situation continues to change rapidly, please visit the official websites to have the most up to date information: 

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Editorial Team

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