Québec City: Travel Restrictions and COVID-19 Update

Québec City COVID-19 Update: September 1, 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 Canadian and American visitors in compliance with the actual health measures. Access to dining rooms and some non-essential activities is limited to fully immunized visitors.

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?

  • Access to certain non-essential activities restricted to fully immunized visitors.
  • 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. 

Vaccination proof for non-essential activities (vaccination passport)

vaccination passport is in place to allow people 13 years old and over who are adequately vaccinated to access certain non-essential activities such as:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Events and festivals
  • Cinemas as well as theaters and sporting events
  • Sports and physical activities
  • Some indoor attractions (arcades, amusement centers and waterparks)

People traveling to Québec will have to present a proof of identity with photo and the proof provided by their Canadian province or country that they have received two doses of a recognized vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield or one dose of Janssen) to access the non-essential activities mentioned above.

What Are the Travel Restrictions in Canada?


Can you travel to Canada during the coronavirus disease pandemic? 

  • Visitors from USA   

    • American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, can enter Canada for discretionary travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada, but will have to get tested ahead and present a suitable quarantine plan in case quarantine is required. All adequately vaccinated travelers entering Canada must use the ArriveCAN app and provide their information up to 72 hours before arriving in Canada. We invite you to make sure you are eligible to enter Canada and meet specific criteria
  • 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? 

Travellers entering from other countries than Canada or the USA must isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada (mandatory quarantine) until September 7.  
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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