Travel to Nunavik from the South
As of today, the vaccination status does not change the requirements of the entry management program in Nunavik. However, these requirements will be re-evaluated based on the COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
All persons travelling to Nunavik are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, ideally two weeks before the travel. Please refer to your employer. It is also possible to make an appointment at the vaccination clinic located in the auditorium of the Douglas University Mental Health Institute at 6875 LaSalle Boulevard in Verdun by calling 1-888-588-3335, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday.
Instructions for travel to Nunavik from the South
Step 1: Travel Authorization & Quarantine plan
To allow assessment of your admissibility, please fill the questionnaire below. The questionnaire can be filled as soon as your reservation is made, as long as your plan for quarantine is known. To allow analysis, it must be filled 72 hours or more BEFORE your departure.
An authorization to access the territory of Nunavik (NTAA/AATN) will be sent to you by email following the analysis of your questionnaire.
- If you do not have internet access, contact Nunavik COVID-19 INFO-HEALTH line at 1-888-662-7482 to fill out your questionnaire and obtain your authorization to access the territory of Nunavik (NTAA/AATN).
- For any other information concerning your trip, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Quarantine
Given that quarantine is the most effective method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the obligation to quarantine applies to all travellers.1 Quarantine may be carried out in the South or in the North (or a combination of both). Quarantine must be for an uninterrupted period of 14 days, apart from the day of travel to Nunavik.
- Quarantine: instructions to follow
- Quarantine instructions for people travelling to nunavik due to exceptional circumstances
- Quarantine instructions for critical workers
- List of essential services
Step 3: Screening for COVID-19 before departure
Note that a negative result of a test performed within 72 hours of departure is mandatory for all travellers aged 6 years and older and proof must be presented upon boarding. If there is a delay in receiving the results of a test done between 48 to 72 hours before departure, the traveler will be allowed to travel but may have to be tested again upon arrival in Nunavik.
Screening can be done at the Nunavik traveller’s Clinic (NTC) or at a COVID-19 walk-in testing centres in your region or any other recognized screening clinic. For more information, visit: https://nrbhss.ca/en/screening (see screening section below)
However, it is suggested that you get tested at the Nunavik Travel Clinic to facilitate the transmission of your results.
The Nunavik travelers clinic is located at:
819 McCaffrey, Ville Saint-Laurent, Qc, H4T 1N3
You must make an appointment:
Call 1-514-341-8888 or 1-833-341-3888 (toll-free)
or by email: email@example.com
For charter flights, proof of the negative results for a COVID-19 test and a list of passengers must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3:00 pm on the day before the flight. This step is essential for the authorization of the charter flight, please contact email@example.com at least 3 days before the flight to confirm the protocol in place.
Step 4: Pre-boarding questionnaire
On the day of the flight, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire with the regional staff on site or a counter agent. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 and those who are in isolation -due to a close contact or a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board.
Step 5: 2 ndCOVID-19 screening
Note that a second COVID-19 screening is now required for all travelers coming from the south on the 7 thday following their arrival. It is the traveler’s responsibility to make an appointment with the CLSC in their community.
For people travelling to Whapmagoostui and going through Kuujjuaraapik:
- Nunavik Territory Access Authorization (NTAA) is required. Fill out the following questionnaire:
- No test is required to obtain the NTAA.
- Refer to the Quarantine Act applicable to this territory (mandatory self-isolation law):
Areas of risk: https://www.cngov.ca/covid-19/#risk