Effective Wednesday, June 16, the border between Ontario and Québec will be open to all traffic again.

The border was closed on April 19 to prevent the spread of variants of COVID-19.

All vehicles not registered in Ontario have had to stop at Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) checkpoints and state their reason for entering the province. Going to work, seeking medical care, childcare, child custody, and caring for sick family members have been acceptable reasons.

Vehicles registered in Ontario have been subjected to periodic checkpoints by the Sûreté du Québec where officers have questioned drivers for their reasons for entering Québec. The same acceptable reasons for Québec residents to visit Ontario have been accepted for Ontario residents entering Québec.

Commercial transportation has been exempted from the checkpoints.

The measure requiring Québec residents to isolate for 14 days at home after returning from Ontario has been lifted.

People from Ontario may go to restaurants in Québec as long as they follow the rules in place for limits on the number of people allowed at each table from the same or different households.