Boarding and crossing

Health rules applicable to travelers living in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and traveling to Fortune, Newfoundland, Canada

To enter Fortune, you will be required to:

  • Complete the Arrive CAN application;
  • Obtain your travel reference number (e.g. NL-12345-678910) from
  • A negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure for all travellers 5 years of age and older. It is important to make an appointment on the DOCTOLIB website at least 3 days before the departure date. Last minute appointments will not be possible.
  • Be fully vaccinated,


Please note that it is your responsibility to make an appointment for your PCR test at a date compatible with your travel date.


Accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson &Johnson.

Unvaccinated children can be screened on day 1 and day 8.

Please note that each province may impose stricter rules, self-isolation may be imposed on unvaccinated children.  It is your responsibility to check the information.

SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for the information provided .


For your information:

Effective August 9, 2021, for travelers entering Canada by sea, border measures are being changed for fully vaccinated travelers. The following are affected by these new measures:

 Canadian citizens and permanent residents (PR) – exempt from quarantine

U.S. citizens and permanent residents (PR) residing in the United States are allowed entry on a discretionary basis and are exempt from quarantine;

French citizens and PR residing in St. Pierre and Miquelon are allowed to enter for discretionary reasons and are exempt from quarantine;

You can make an appointment for a PCR test in Newfoundland by logging on to:

Health rules applicable to travelers from Fortune to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

To enter Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, you will be required to:

  • For a mandatory negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours before the crossing OR an antigen test dated less than 48 hours before the crossing, for any passenger 12 years of age or over.

Attention regarding antigenic tests, self-tests are not accepted, an official test result is required by a professional clinic.

  • For vaccinated people: you must have proof of your vaccination status attesting to the completion of being fully vaccinated (Paper format required)
  • For unvaccinated people: you must have a legitimate reason and justification to enter Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, and you will be placed in isolation for seven days on arrival. In addition, it is mandatory to perform an RT-PCR test on D + 7.


Isolation and PCR testing costs are the responsibility of the traveler.

For information, unvaccinated minors accompanying an adult with complete proof of vaccination are exempt from the isolation requirement on arrival in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.


  • The “COVID-19 INFO” document must be fully completed (this document is given out on board the vessel by the crew)
  • You must provide a travel document including in particular a document specifying that you have no symptoms of covid-19 infection and have had no contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the 14 days preceding the crossing. (this document is given out on board the vessel by the crew)
  • The form of the quarantine place document if you cannot justify a complete vaccination course (this document is given out on board the vessel by the crew)


SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for the information provided for this purpose.


Please consult the web site of the Prefecture of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon to find all the updated information :

Please note that in order to leave Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and board the ferries, you will be required to show a negative PCR test result. We advise you to make an appointment before your departure from Fortune on the website


It will not be possible to make an appointment for the day before or the day of departure.
The appointment must be made at least 3 days before departure (your return).


How to make an appointment on the DOCTOLIB website:

  1. Log in on the website : ;
  1. Log in to your Doctolib account or create one if you are using this website for the first time;
  1. In the “Médecin, établissement» slot,

Enter : « Dépistage COVID-19 test PCR (prélévement nasapharyngé) »

  1. In the “Ou” box, enter “ Pierre and Miquelon“;
  1. Via the schedule, select the screening centre in Saint-Pierre or Miquelon, and the date and time you wish to do the test;
  1. Select the reason for the test;
  1. Click on “Prendre rendez-vous“;


Health rules applicable to passengers on board NORDET and SUROIT


To travel on board the ferries on the Saint-Pierre-Fortune route, we inform you that

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory. This obligation also applies to the outside areas of the ship;
  • The cafeteria on board the ship is closed. You may want to eat before boarding the ship;
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel is available on board as well as soap and water in the ship’s washroom.


Boarding the ship as a pedestrian passenger


  • Pre-boarding and boarding

In Saint-Pierre and Fortune, in order to facilitate boarding and limit waiting time, we invite you to arrive at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure to check your health and travel documents.

The pre-boarding consist of doing :

The following health check:

  • Presentation of your negative PCR TEST
  • Presentation of your vaccination record (paper format)
  • Take your temperature, which must not exceed 38°C


The travel documents check:

  • Your travel ticket
  • Your passport or other identity documents
  • If necessary, the authorization to leave the country for minors not accompanied by a parent


  • Disembarkation

In Saint-Pierre and Fortune, it is important to follow the crew’s instructions.

Pedestrian passengers leave the ship after the disembarkation of vehicles.

On the instructions of the control authorities, passengers leave the ship in groups of 20 people;

In order to facilitate the supervision, it is important to have your documents ready and correctly filled out.


Langlade : your comfort and safety are our priority!

Boarding at Langlade
Back on board to the Jeune France

In Saint-Pierre, passengers are requested to arrive 30 minutes before departure on the Léonce Dupont quay.
In Langlade, passengers must validate their tickets at the ticket office before arriving on the warf 45 minutes before departure.

We would like to remind you that there is no warf at Langlade. The disembarkation of the ship “Le Jeune France” is done with a zodiac. It is therefore more difficult for people with reduced mobility to travel in comfortable and safe conditions.