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International arrivals COVID-19 testing

For travellers arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport

COVID-19 detection for international travellers arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport

Biron is proud to work with YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport and the Public Health Agency of Canada to offer COVID-19 PCR screening tests to international travelers arriving in Montreal.

How to proceed?

Before arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport
  • Use ArriveCAN to submit a quarantine plan and contact information before departing for Canada, as required by the Government of Canada.
  • Pre-register when you know the date and time of your arrival in Montreal. Passengers who do not pre-register in advance can also register when they arrive at Montreal-Trudeau Airport, but may face delays.
  • If you are traveling with your family or if you are accompanied, everyone in your group must pre-register.
After arriving at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport
  • After arriving and completing the customs process, pick up your luggage and follow directional signage to the Biron sampling center.
  • Travellers who have not pre-registered in advance of arriving in Montreal will have the opportunity to do so directly at the Biron sampling center. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to expedite your testing experience.
  • A Biron healthcare professional will perform the test and your sample 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.
  • If your result is positive, a member of the Biron team will contact you by phone.
  • If your result is negative, you will receive your result by email, at the address you provided when you registered.
  • 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.
COVID Alert

COVID Alert

COVID Alert is Canada's free COVID-19 exposure notification app. It can alert you to possible exposures before you have symptoms.

Available for iOS and Android

www.canada.ca/covid-alert

FAQ

Do I need to register?

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. Travellers who do not pre-register can also do so upon arrival at Montreal-Trudeau Airport.

When and how will I receive my 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.

If your result is positive, a member of the Biron team will contact you by phone.

If your result is negative, you will receive your result by email, at the address you provided when you registered.

At the time of the test, you will be given a password to access the report that will be emailed to you.

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

Please contact us at 1 866 382-0287

The time (or date) of my flight has changed, how do I change my registration?

If the date of your arrival in Montreal changes, you will have to make a new registration.

If the time of your arrival in 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 is it necessary, to change a registration.

Does registration for arrivals testing replace the need to undergo a pre-departure test before travelling to Canada?

No. Travellers 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 traveller's scheduled departure for Canada.

Does registration for arrival testing replace the need to complete an ArriveCAN application prior to entering Canada?

No, all travellers must complete an ArriveCAN application in accordance with Government of Canada requirements.

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 (anterior nasal swab).

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

Your passport.

Does Biron also offer pre-departure testing for COVID-19 at YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport?

Yes, for more information, see our service offer for travellers.