The COVID-19 curfew in Québec will end soon. 

On Thursday afternoon, Premier François Legault and Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé, announced the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will no longer be in effect as of Monday, January 17. However, vaccination passport requirements will soon be expanded at certain businesses, effective January 24. 

The government recently announced vaccination passports will also be required for customers at SAQ liquor stores and SQDC cannabis stores. Both agencies are owned by the Québec government. 

The passports will be required at businesses with an area greater than 1,500 square metres. However, However, businesses whose activity is the sale of groceries or pharmaceutical products are an exception.  

With the elimination of the curfew, the mandatory closing of most retail businesses across Québec will also end after Sunday, January 16.