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COVID-19

View all changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory vaccination, current flight restrictions, and requirements for travelers entering the Nunavik territory.

Visit the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services website for more information.
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.

We remind all passengers that it is strongly recommended to avoid non-essential travel within Nunavik at this time. 

Current flight restrictions - updated on January 17, 2022

Due to the rapid increase in cases of the Omicron variant in the province of Quebec, a reduction in our scheduled flights is in effect.

See the updated flight schedule.

  • NRBHSS ordinances are available here.
  • Travel is restricted to residents returning home, transport for medical reasons, essential work and humanitarian reasons.
  • For a travel request, please complete the form Travel out of a community in lockdown available on NRHBSS website.
  • When essential travels are permitted, precautions will apply to all travelers: screening test before boarding, quarantine for 10 days for people who are not fully vaccinated and screening test at day 5 after arrival to another community.
  • All persons, protected or unprotected, are required to do a rapid self-test the day of travel to the
    region (Day 0) as well as on Day 2, Day 4, Day 6 and Day 8.

Frequently Asked Questions

While there is no current travel ban for Nunavik, due to the fast increase of the COVID-19 Omicron variant cases in the province of Quebec, new restrictions are in effect to delay the introduction of the variant to the Nunavik region as much as possible and protect the population.

Visit our Travel Information page to view all required details pertaining to travel to and within the region of Nunavik as well as the rest of our network. 

 

The vaccination requirements also applies to all passengers travelling on charter flights departing from all Transport Canada specified airports. These include, but are not limited to, Montreal, Quebec and the respective FBOs used by Air Inuit. For all charters to Nunavik, the NTAA and the Negative COVID-19 test result are also mandatory. If you are not sure what applies to you as a charter flight passenger, please contact the charterer directly.

We are now accepting reservations for Ilaujuq travel on our entire network. However, for travel between Nunavik and the South, or vice versa, passengers aged 12 years and over need to provide proof of double vaccination against COVID-19 before making a reservation.

For more information please consult our Ilaujuq page.

See CATSA's current COVID-19 measures here.

 

 

BOARDING PROCESS

All passengers boarding a flight are required to wear a procedure mask, with the exclusion of the following: an infant 2 years or less, a person with difficulty breathing (not related to COVID-19), a person who is unconscious, or a person who is unable to remove their face mask without assistance.

Procedure masks will be given to each passenger by the counter agents upon check-in at departure station.

IN-FLIGHT

All passengers are required to wear a procedure mask for the entire duration of the flight. An exception applies when the person could be endangered by wearing a mask, when a crew member authorizes the removal of a face mask in cases of special needs or unforeseen circumstances or when they are eating, drinking or taking oral medications. In addition, the following exclusions apply: an infant 2 years or less, a person with difficulty breathing (not related to COVID-19), a person who is unconscious, and a person who is unable to remove their face mask without assistance.

DEPLANING

All passengers are required to wear a face mask during the deplaning process, from the moment the aircraft doors are open until the passengers are in an area allowing to removal of the face mask and when social distancing measures can be enforced.

In compliance with NRHBSSS recommendations, beverages, meals and snacks remain discontinued until further notice.

Consequently, newspapers, magazines, pillows and blankets are presently not distributed onboard.
We remind you that Inflight Entertainment is available on all 30 minutes or more Dash8 and 737 flights.
Do not forget to bring your own device and headphones!

Yes! Please contact our support team
Make sure to indicate your contact information clearly as well as your ticket number.

In accordance with the recommendations of the competent authorities, we have implemented numerous preventive measures to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.

For more details, please visit the travel information section on our website.