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International arrivals COVID-19 testing

For travellers arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport

International arrivals COVID-19 testing

Biron is proud to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to offer COVID-19 screening to international travelers arriving in Quebec.



All travellers whether entering Canada must use ArriveCAN to submit mandatory travel information.

ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or you can create an account and sign in online.

How to proceed?

Before arriving at the International Airport
  • Use ArriveCAN to submit your mandatory information before arriving to Canada, as required by the Government of Canada.
  • If you are traveling with your family or if you are accompanied, everyone in your group must pre-register. Only one registration on ArriveCAN is necessary for members of the same family.
After arriving at the International Airport
  • Present the information on the ArriveCAN receipt or confirmation email (receipt number or QR code) to the Biron employee.
  • A Biron healthcare professional will perform the test and your sample, witch will be sent to Biron's laboratory where it will be analyzed.
  • Once you have completed your test, follow the directions from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Test result
  • The delivery of the result can take up to 72 hours. Be assured that Biron makes every effort to issue your result as quickly as possible.
  • At the time of the test, you will be given a password to access the result report whitch will be sent to by email
  • Your result will be sent to the email address provided on ArriveCAN.
  • When your result is available, Biron will also communicate it to the Public Health Agency of Canada, which will provide you with information for the next steps.


I received a notification from the Public Health Agency of Canada after I arrived in Canada, what should I do?

The notification you received from the Public Health Agency of Canada means that you have been selected for a mandatory random testing that you did not perform upon arrival at the Montreal-Trudeau airport.

You must be tested to meet your testing obligations for COVID-19.

To determine how to complete your testing, please contact us as soon as possible at 1-866-382-0287.

How do I know if I am really allowed to enter Canada?

If you have any questions about your eligibility to enter Canada, visit the Travel and Tourism Canada website.

Do I need to register on the Biron website to be tested?

No, registration on the Biron website is not required. However, all travellers must complete an ArriveCAN application in accordance with Government of Canada requirements. Pre-registration on ArriveCAN is strongly encouraged to avoid delays at the airport and can be done online or on your personal mobile device.

How much do I have to pay to participate?

You will not have to pay anything to Biron for the screening test upon arrival.

What type of COVID-19 test does Biron perform on arrival?

The test performed is a molecular detection by PCR. This polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) looks for viral RNA in a sample of secretions from the nose (nasopharyngeal swab).

What do I need to bring with me for the test at the airport?

Your passport and your ArriveCan receipt number or QR code.

I lost my password to access my results report, how can I retrieve it?

Please contact us at 1 866 382-0287