COVID-19 : Current Information
Last update: September 1, 2021
Due to COVID-19, some accommodations, attractions, and activities listed on our website could be closed or cancelled. While planning your visit please call ahead to ensure that they are open and offering services.
COVID-19 vaccination passport
With a vaccine passport, people age 13 and up who are adequately protected or who have a clinical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination can gain admittance to certain locations and certain non-essential activities where the risk of transmission is high. Children 12 and under will need to have ID to prove their age.
Consult the list of places and activities that require the vaccination passport on the government website.
Instructions for travellers to Québec
People travelling to Québec must show photo ID and proof issued by their country or Canadian province that they have had two doses of one of the following recognized vaccines:
- Janssen (only one dose required)
Alert level for Outaouais
Level 1 – Vigilance introduces measures that target certain areas of activity and environments that are at risk of transmission. Such sectors are subject to selective restrictions or bans. Learn more about these restrictions from the Gouvernement du Québec.
Wearing a mask or face covering
Wearing a mask or face covering that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory in enclosed or partially enclosed public places for people age 10 and over. This measure includes businesses, stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping centres, cinemas, theatres, common areas of establishments and office buildings and public transit. Please refer to the Gouvernement du Québec website for details.
Recommendations for travellers
- Québec residents will need to show a QR code that contains their protection status as proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Proof can be shown on paper, in a PDF on a mobile device or on the VaxiCode app (available to download from the App Store and Google Play).
- If you are showing COVID-19-related symptoms, stay home and take care of your health. You are worried or have questions, you can contact 811 or visit the Gouvernement du Québec
- Directly contact officials at the sites you want to visit to make sure that they are open and make reservations in advance.
Traveling to Canada
Canada’s border is now open for fully vaccinated U.S. visitors and will open for fully vaccinated international visitors on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Tourism Information Offices
Our Tourist Information Centres in Gatineau and Montebello are now open to the public in compliance with public health guidelines.
This situation is changing on an almost daily basis. If you have a question about a specific attraction or if you can still do an activity, do not hesitate to call us, or drop us a line by email or chat.
For additional COVID-19 related information, visit the following websites:
- Information on COVID-19 in Outaouais
- Instructions for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Tourist accommodations
- Ville de Gatineau: COVID-19
- NCC (National Capital Commission)
- STO Public Transit (Société de transport de l’Outaouais)
- VIA Rail Canada
- Gouvernement du Québec
- Q&A (Gouvernement du Québec)
- Ottawa Tourism
- Ottawa Public Health
- Government of Canada