As of April 19, the Québec is also closing its border in Ontario and sporadic checkpoints will be set up to limit travel between the two provinces.  Québec`s decision follows Ontario’s announcement that it will also establish checkpoints to restrict traffic into that province.

Anyone coming from Ontario will therefore be prohibited from entering or being in Québec, unless they demonstrate:

  • Have their main residence or a secondary residence in Québec and need to visit it for maintenance
  • Travel to Québec for humanitarian purposes
  • Travel into Québec to obtain care or services required by their state of health or to provide such care or services to a person who requires them
  • To work in Québec, to practice their profession or to attend an educational institution
  • Travel in Québec to comply with a judgment rendered by a court, to respond to a subpoena to appear in court or to allow the exercise of parental custody or access rights
  • That they are an employee of the federal public service whose place of work is in Québec and that Their presence is required by the employer at that place of work
  • Ensure the transport of goods in Québec or in transit in Québec
  • Cross Québec territory to reach a principal residence located outside Québec
  • Enter or cross Québec as part of an international trip or to another province, by bus, train, ferry or plane.

People entering Québec from Ontario to return to their main residence must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return, with the exception of people who have been in Ontario for:

  • Humanitarian reasons
  • Obtain or provide health care services
  • People who work, practice a profession, or attend an educational institution in Ontario
  • Comply with a judgment rendered by a court, to respond to a subpoena to appear in court or to allow the exercise of parental custody or access rights in Ontario

People from Ontario who:


  • Transport goods in Québec or in transit in Quebec
  • Cross Québec in order to get to their main residence located outside Québec
  • Enter or pass through Québec as part of an international trip or to another province, by bus, train, ferry or plane
  • People from Ontario may not make unnecessary stops or be in a restaurant for consumption on site in Québec.

The governments of Québec and Ontario and their police forces are working together to ensure that the deployment of these measures runs smoothly.