• Hunter Cresswell

Local travel restrictions to lift May 11

Press release from the government of Quebec:


On April 29, 2020, the government announced a plan to gradually reopen the regions spread over several weeks. Starting from May 4, 2020, access will be allowed to the territories of:

  • the Antoine-Labelle, Argenteuil, Pays-d’en-Haut and Laurentides regional county municipalities for the Laurentides health region;

  • the territories of the Autray, Joliette, Matawinie and Montcalm regional county municipalities for the Lanaudière health region;

  • the territories of the Bellechasse, L’Islet and Montmagny regional county municipalities for the Chaudière-Appalaches health region;

  • Rouyn-Noranda for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue health region.


Starting from May 11, 2020, access will be allowed to the:


  • Outaouais health region, except for trips from Ottawa to Gatineau;

  • the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi-Témiscamingue health regions;

  • the La Tuque population centre for the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec health region.

Starting from May 18, 2020, the following places will be accessible:


  • the Bas-Saint Laurent, Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Côte-Nord health regions, except for the Minganie and Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (Basse Côte-Nord) MRCs;

  • the territories of the Charlevoix and Charlevoix-Est regional county municipalities for the Capitale-Nationale health region.


A reopening plan will be announced later for the following regions and territories:


  • Gatineau (for travel from Ottawa to Gatineau);

  • the Minganie and Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (Basse-Côte-Nord) MRCs;

  • Nord-du-Québec;

  • Nunavik;

  • Cree Territory of James Bay.

To obtain additional information on the restrictions now in force, please visit Travel between regions and cities.