- Please note that the COVID-19 testing service offered by Biron to international travelers arriving at Montreal-Trudeau Airport will cease as of November 1, 2021. This service will be offered by another laboratory. For more information contact the Public Health Agency of Canada at 1-833-784-4397
- Since 5 July 2021, certain exemptions have come into effect for fully vaccinated travelers who meet specific conditions
- If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller and have been selected for a mandatory randomized you are not required to quarantine until you get your result. For more information visit the website Travel and Tourism Canada
COVID-19 PCR screening test for international travelers arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport
How to proceed?
If you have any questions about your eligibility to enter Canada, visit the Travel and Tourism Canada website.
Yes, registration is required. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to avoid delays at the airport and can be done online or on your personal mobile device. Travelers who do not pre-register will be able to register upon arrival at Montreal-Trudeau Airport.
No. Travelers to Canada must comply with the Government of Canada's requirement to take a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be completed within 72 hours prior to the traveler's scheduled departure for Canada.
No, all travelers must complete an ArriveCAN application in accordance with Government of Canada requirements.
When visiting the COVID-19 screening clinic dedicated to international arrivals at the airport, reception staff will determine, depending on the volume of travelers and the appropriate screening method for your situation, whether your screening will take place on site or at a Biron service center. In the latter case, a voucher, which must be presented to a Biron service center, may be given to you in order to carry out your mandatory screening test.
No, each traveler accompanying you will receive a unique voucher.
No, each traveler accompanying you must make an appointment for a COVID-19 test at a Biron service center.
Use the camera on your mobile device to scan the QR code on the voucher or visit www.biron.com/mtl-service
Please book an appointment online within 24 hours of your arrival in Canada.
When you visit a Biron service center, you must provide the voucher you received at the airport, duly completed, as well as your passport or any other travel document listed on the voucher.
Please keep the voucher you received at the airport carefully as you will not be issued a new one. If you have lost it, please contact the Public Health Agency of Canada as soon as possible at 1-833-784-4397 .
You will not have to pay anything to Biron for the screening test upon 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).
If the date of your arrival at Montreal changes, you will have to make a new registration.
If the time of your arrival at Montreal changes, but the date remains the same as originally scheduled, no changes need to be made.
Please note that it is not possible nor necessary to modify a registration.
Please contact us at 1 866 382-0287
Yes, you must upload your proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN before arriving to Canada
No, to be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
On August 9, 2021, the Canadian government changed the quarantine measures for travellers arriving in Canada, including those for children under 12 years of age who are not yet eligible for vaccination. In general, these children do not need to be quarantined upon return, but are subject to restrictions. To learn more, please visit Travel & Tourism Canada.
Final determination for exemptions is made at the port of entry based on the information presented at the time of entry.
Yes, for more information, see our service offer for travelers.