Nunavik travel

Instructions for travel to Nunavik from the South

Step 1: Travel Authorization & Quarantine plan

For the purpose to allow us to assess your admissibility, fill out the questionnaire below once your flight has been reserved, at least 72 hours before departure:

https://form.dragnsurvey.com/survey/r/9baa781e.

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 information concerning your trip, contact: covid-travel.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

An authorization to access the territory of Nunavik (NTAA/AATN) will be sent to you by email following the analysis of your questionnaire.

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.

Step 3: Screening for COVID-19 before departure

Note that a negative result is mandatory before departure.

  • For flights departing from the Montréal-Trudeau Airport, starting October 28th, 2020, a COVID-19 screening clinic will be available to offer screening to travellers leaving from Montreal to Nunavik. The screening service will no longer be offered at Montreal airport. Proof of a negative result for a test performed at a designated testing center within 96 hours of departure is also accepted.

The Nunavik travelers clinic is located at: 819 McCaffrey, Ville Saint-Laurent, Qc, H4T 1N3
You must make an appointment:
Call 1 833-341-3888 or 1 514-341-8888
or by email: rdv-ntc.nrbhsss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

  • For flights departing from the Jean Lesage Airport in Québec City, no on-site screening for COVID-19 is available. You may visit a designated testing center in your region. Proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test performed within 96 hours of departure must be presented.
     
  • For charter flights, you may visit the Nunavik travelers clinic or a designated testing center in your region. Proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test performed within 96 hours of departure and a list of passengers must be sent to surveillance.vigie.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca before 3:00 pm on the day before the flight. This step is essential for the authorization of the charter flight. This step is required for the authorization of the charter flight.

Step 4: Pre-boarding questionnaire

On the day of the flight, you will need to fill out a health questionnaire. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 and those who are in isolation after close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board.

Step 5: 2nd COVID-19 screening

Note that a second COVID-19 screening is now required for all travelers coming from the south on the 7th day 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:

The established measures aim to limit the spread of COVID-19 on the Nunavik territory. On behalf of all Nunavimmiut, we thank you for your cooperation.

1 A critical worker whose absence would cause an interruption to an essential service may be authorized to work during his or her quarantine. The organization hiring a worker is responsible for providing instructions adapted to the work in question to minimize risks of transmission (e.g., distancing of two metres, use of a mask and visor, strict hand hygiene, self-monitoring of symptoms). Outside work hours, the critical worker must remain in quarantine.