Coronavirus: What you Need to Know

Last update: April 20, 2021

Is Québec City Open for Tourism?

The region is currently at the red alert level and Québec City has special emergency measures. Please refer to the Government of Québec's website for details.

The government recommends avoiding non-essential interregional travel.

Please note that it is strongly recommended to confirm the opening days and schedule with the different businesses and to book ahead when possible.

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. 

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

  • Visitors from Other Canadian Provinces 
    There are no isolation measures for people arriving from other Canadian provinces. Despite the reopening of most of the regions, every person is requested, as much as possible, to limit travel from one region to another or from one city to another. 
  • Visitors from USA 
    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. 
  • Visitors from Europe  
    Foreign travellers cannot enter Canada, apart from a few exemption situations. 

What is Open in Québec City Now?

Hotel establishments are open, but only occupants of the same private residence are allowed in an accommodation unit. 

From April 1 at 8 p.m. until May 3, 2021 at 5 a.m. the special emergency measures for Québec Metropolitan Community will include the following:

  • Curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. 
  • Closure of non-essential businesses (other than grocery stores, food stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, hardware stores and gas stations). Pickup is possible for non-essential businesses.
  • Closure of restaurants dining room (delivery, takeout, and drive-through orders are open)
  • Closure of cinemas, theatres, performance halls, museums, indoor amusement parks, bars, casinos et gyms
  • Places of worship limited to 25 people
  • Closure of youth hostels
  • No indoor and outdoor private gatherings. Only gatherings of people living at the same address and outdoor activities of groups of 8 people maximum are allowed.

Québec Metropolitan Community includes 28 municipalities stretching from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures to Saint-Tite-des-Caps to Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury including Île d'Orléans.

For the territory of the region that is not part of the Québec Metropolitan Community, the measures are those in force in the red zone.

Please also note that the number of clients authorized in the attractions is often limited and that it is strongly recommended to validate the schedule and book in advance. The number of customers authorized in shops is also limited.

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


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