Nunavik travel

Travel to Nunavik from the South

 


Current Restrictions for Travel to Nunavik

These communities are currently on red alert and travel is restricted:

For a travel request from a Red alert community, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/cr56c0K0bc.

For questions or requests regarding travel to or from Red Alert communities, please contact covid-lockdown.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca or leave a voice message at our toll-free number: 1-855-797-6592.

Please note that rapid tests, antigenic tests and serological tests are not accepted under the Nunavik Entry Management Program. 

 

Instructions for travel to Nunavik from the South

Step 1: Travel Authorization & Quarantine plan
Step 2: Quarantine
Step 3: Screening for COVID-19 before departure
Step 4: Pre-boarding questionnaire
Step 5: 2nd COVID-19 screening

 


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.

https://ntaa.nrbhss.ca/ntaa

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: covid-travel.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


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 according to their individual protection. 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 10 days, apart from the day of travel to Nunavik.

Beginning June 14, individuals protected against COVID-19 (those who received their full vaccination series, in general 2 doses at least 14 days prior to travel) will benefit from a relief of the entry management program measures:

  • Travellers to Nunavik who are protected against COVID-19 will not have to comply with a quarantine.
  • Travellers who are unprotected against COVID-19 (those who has not completed the vaccination series or has not been vaccinated) will have their quarantine time reduced to 10 days.
  • Protected travellers should take certain protective measures during the first 10 days of arrival in the area;

    • masks should be worn by all in workplaces and businesses;
    • masks should be worn and the 2m distance should be respected by travellers if they are visiting relatives or friends or if people who do not live with them are visiting their home within 10 days of arrival.
    • It is recommended that travellers not attend large gatherings within 10 days of arrival in the area. Selfmonitoring of symptoms until day 14 of arrival is recommended and anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 should consult.
  • 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

Travelling with Children

Children 1 year and older must be screened to travel to Nunavik. If you have any difficulties with your child's screening, please contact the Nunavik Traveller’s Clinic.

Note that a negative result of a test performed within 72 hours of departure is mandatory for all travellers aged 1 year 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. However, it is suggested that you get tested at the NTC to facilitate the transmission of your results.

For more information, visit: https://nrbhss.ca/en/screening.

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: rdv-ntc.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

For charter flights, proof of the negative results for a COVID-19 test 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, please contact surveillance.vigie.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca 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 5thday following their arrival. It is the traveler’s responsibility to make an appointment with the CLSC in their community.

  • For travellers with a short stay of less than 5 days in Nunavik, the second screening will have to be done the day before departure from the region by contacting the CLSC of their community to make an appointment. Note that travellers staying less than 72 hours are not required to undergo the second screening.

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 collaboration.