Safety + Travel

Keeping You Safe at NANOG 85

IMPORTANT: Please read through the below links before you travel

Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers to Canada

Canadian Border Checklist

Montreal Travel Information

Current and forthcoming measures in Quebec

NANOG 85 Meeting Guidelines 

Your health and safety is very important to us and NANOG is ready to host everyone safely in Montreal. We will require that everyone attending NANOG 85 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than May 23, 2022.  You are considered fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks after the final dose in either a 2 dose vaccine series (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca) or the single dose series (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen) vaccine. If you do not meet these requirements, you are not fully vaccinated and we request that you join us for NANOG 85 virtually. There will be no exceptions.

Please be aware that ArriveCan is mandatory for travelers entering Canada. Those who do not comply could be subject to a $5K fine. You must use the ArriveCAN mobile app or sign in on a computer to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine, and travel information.

  • To be ready for your trip, create your free ArriveCAN account
  • Proof of vaccination and travel documents can be saved in your ArriveCAN traveler profile before any planned travel
  • To get an ArriveCAN receipt, submit your travel and quarantine plan information within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada

If you do not have a smartphone, within 72 hours of your arrival in Canada, sign in to ArriveCAN from a computer to get an ArriveCAN receipt. Print your receipt and take it with you when you travel. You can also have someone submit your travel information on your behalf.

In addition, health professionals will be on-site at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in the Ping Room on the 3rd Floor, to conduct Covid-19 testing for NANOG attendees who require an official negative test result for travel back to their home country.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1 nurse

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
1 nurse

The cost of the actual test is the responsibility of the attendee:

$95.00 CAD Antigen Rapid Test (required for entry to the USA) 
$150.00 CAD for a PCR test.

Please use this link to register and pay in advance for the Covid-19 test

Should any attendees require tests on another day or time, below are 2 locations that are close to the Fairmont.  Instatest is the closest as it’s located in the train station, just below the hotel.

Instatest Express
Montréal Central Station
895 de la Gauchetière Street West
Hours :  Monday to Friday from 10:30am – 6:30pm
No appointment required

RPD Testing
1187 Saint-Catherine Street West to book an appointment
Walk-ins also welcome
Hours:  Monday to Friday from 10am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm