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Notice to passengers - New procedures for international travel

12 February 2021, 15:00

Subject: Notice to passengers - New procedures for international travel

On January 29, 2021, YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was designated by the Government of Canada as an airport authorized to receive aircraft from international destinations, on the same basis as airports in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

ADM Aéroports de Montréal therefore wishes to reiterate that measures and procedures that must be observed by any passenger deciding to leave or return to the country, although it is still recommended by both federal and provincial authorities to avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice.

Upon departure:

  • Many countries continue to impose strict travel restrictions. Be sure to check with your air carrier before going to the airport because security conditions can change rapidly. The Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism site also contains all the necessary information on entry and exit requirements for many countries.
  • Many destinations require a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result to admit entry to their territory. It is now possible to take a rapid screening test (antigenic) at YUL, upon reservation.
  • A temperature reading is taken at the three access doors of the terminal at YUL and at the security checkpoint. Wearing a mask is also mandatory at all times.
  • Finally, please note that in order to limit traffic inside, only travellers and employees will be allowed to enter the terminal.

Before arrival:

  • Before boarding a plane to Canada, you will be required to use the ArriveCan application, through which you will need to provide your contact and travel information, your quarantine plan, and do a self-assessment of your COVID-19 symptoms. If you are not travelling with a smartphone, you have the option of submitting your information in advance by creating an online account.
  • You must provide proof of a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time to the airline. You will need to keep proof of your test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada. Air carriers will deny boarding to travelers who fail to meet this requirement.

Upon arrival (From February 22, 2021):

  • On arrival to Canada and before leaving the airport, you will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test. Screening test need to be booked in advance at You will also be provided with instructions on how to obtain another test toward the end of your quarantine period.
  • Following the arrival test, you will need to go to your reserved hotel for 3 nights to await test results.
  • If you receive a negative result on your arrival test, you may be able to move to your place of quarantine. You must have a suitable plan for your quarantine. Failure to comply with the Emergency Order on Mandatory Isolation is an offence under the Quarantine Act and may result in a 6-month prison sentence and/or fines of up to $750,000.
  • If you receive a positive result on your arrival test, you will be relocated to a designated quarantine facility for the remainder of your 14 days of isolation.