We’re thrilled to welcome meetings and events back to Montréal. While some restrictions are still in place, it is entirely possible to plan and execute meetings and events in Montréal.
Here are some answers to questions you might have.
How many people are permitted to gather indoors?
Since March 12, all business, public and social events can be held without capacity limits.
What are the rules around sports and recreation?
As of March 12, all sporting events and activities are permitted without any limits.
What are the rules around physical distancing?
As of March 12, business events are not limited by physical distancing.
For the athletes involved in the sports events, limiting contact and ensuring stability of playing partners remain good practices. For sport-specific recommendations, please consult the website of your sport federation.
What are the restrictions around serving food at events?
Since March 12, self-service buffets have been permitted.
Are masks mandatory?
As of May 14, wearing a mask in public places is no longer mandatory in the province of Québec. However, on public transit and at healthcare facilities, a mask is still required.
Are the borders open?
Yes! Fully vaccinated international travellers are eligible to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, such as tourism. This also enables travel for events, meetings, and conferences.
As of April 1, pre-entry tests were no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. Travellers must submit their proof of vaccination via ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
Also, consult with the Canada Border Services Agency website for detailed updates.
Do I need to quarantine if I travel to Canada?
Since February 28, vaccinated travellers may be randomly selected for a COVID-19 test at the arrival of the Montréal airport. It is not necessary to quarantine while you wait for the results
Is proof of vaccination required?
Since March 12, proof of vaccination was no longer required for any activities except for travel.
Are hotels open?
Yes! Montréal hotels are open and happy to welcome travellers, whether for leisure or business. Furthermore, hotel chains have protocols specifically designed to suit the safety needs of their buildings.
What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while I’m visiting Montréal?
Firstly, before travelling to Montréal, please see with your local insurance companies to enquire about COVID-specific insurance that will cover the extension of your stay and any additional expenses.
If you test positive for COVID-19, please inform your hotel that you must quarantine and discuss extending your stay. Then inform the Canadian Public Health agency at 1-833-641-0343. Currently, isolation is mandatory for 10 days (either since you were tested or from the time you received your result; the agent from Public Health will let you know).
If you wish to do another test, coordinate with the hotel. Mobile testing clinics, such as Globulab Santé, can come directly to your hotel room. Should you receive a negative result from this second test, please contact the Public Health agency to get the green light before resuming your activities.
If you need to order groceries during your quarantine, you can do so online at:
Can I make reservations at a restaurant for my team?
Possibly! There are no limits on the number of people per table. Reach out directly to the restaurant for further details.
What about other Covid prevention options for meetings and events?
Tourisme Montréal can help you find suppliers for COVID-19 testing or temperature checks on-site, as well as recommendations of independent contractors for medical and travel insurance, for a fee.
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