As part of the fight against COVID-19, the Government of Quebec has taken a series of measures in the form of ministerial orders. Some of these orders cover interregional travel and travel to remote regions.
Whether by car, motorcycle, plane, the rule is simple: Avoid traveling from one region to another or from one city to another.
As of the publication of this newsletter, here is the list of these regions:
- North Coast;
- regional county municipalities of Autray, Joliette, Matawinie and Montcalm for the Lanaudière region;
- regional county municipalities of Antoine-Labelle, Argenteuil, Les-Pays-d'en-Haut and Les Laurentides for the Laurentides region;
- agglomeration of La Tuque for the Mauricie and Center-du-Québec regions;
- regional county municipalities of Charlevoix and Charlevoix-Est, for the Capitale-Nationale region;
- regional county municipalities of Bellechasse, L'Islet and Montmagny for the Chaudière-Appalaches health region.
For road trips, the police will limit entry and exit from these regions and will only authorize essential travel. In order to validate the suitability of a person's movements, the police may ask them to provide certain supporting documents, in particular proof of residence, a driver's license or a document provided by an employer. Of course, the police will still be able to use their discretion to make a decision.
It will be understood that this kind of control cannot be implemented at the various aerodrome airports in Quebec. So it is the solidarity of Quebec pilots to follow these instructions and thus in our own way, contribute to saving lives.
Aviateurs.Québec, therefore recommends that you help our governments and those we love by reminding you that activities related to general aviation such as pleasure flights, training and maintenance are not considered to be activities essential.