Nunavik travel

Travel to Nunavik from the South

 

PLEASE NOTE:

A technical problem prevents us from updating some messages transmitted by the NTAA form system. Thus, all receive a message of quarantine whereas since June 14, it is no longer necessary for the protected people to quarantine.  
Correcting the problem is ongoing. Until the situation is corrected, people who are adequately protected are requested to ignore the messages about the quarantine.  Note that all people arriving in Nunavik should be tested prior to departure and book an appointment for their Day 7 test.  
 
Thanks for your understanding.  
 

Current Restrictions for 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. Refer to the Quarantine instructions below, step 2.

  • Travellers to Nunavik who are protected against COVID-19 will not have to comply with a quarantine.
  • Travelers 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.
  • Obtaining a travel authorization and a negative screening result before taking the plane and screening on day 7 after arrival in the territory is still mandatory for everyone.

OTHER CHANGES:

  • Travelers who are not protected against COVID-19 quarantining in their household in Nunavik will have to isolate themselves from members of their household. If they are unable to do so:
    • Household members who are unprotected against COVID-19 will be required to quarantine 10 days with the traveler.
    • Household members who are protected against COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine.

 

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.

https://nunavik.canvas.kc-c.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.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 10 days, apart from the day of travel to Nunavik.


Step 3: Screening for COVID-19 before departure

Travelling with Children

Testing is mandatory only for children aged 6 years and older. Children under the age of 6 years do not need to be tested.

However, ALL passengers must obtain an NTAA, including children and babies, regardless of age.

 

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: 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 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:

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.