Vehicle transportation

The schedule for the transport of passenger vehicles is identical to the one for passengers.  you can download it here

From August 2021, SPM Ferries will provide transportation service for passengers, their vehicles and pets between St. Pierre, Miquelon and Fortune (TN).

SPM Ferries will provide all to guarantee to  its passengers a quality service on its vessels NORDET and SUROIT.

VEHICLE FARES

Book your vehicle’s ticket

To reserve your vehicle’s ticket, contact the SPM Ferries ticket offices, by e-mail, by telephone or by leaving your contact details on the SPM Ferries website.

Direct purchase via the online site is not yet possible. However, once the information has been collected, the ticket offices can proceed with the sale of your vehicle’s ticket by contacting you by phone or by sending you a secure link by e-mail to make your payment.

covid 19 – To enter Fortune via the FERRIES

  • All passengers must fill in the ArriveCAN app in the three days before departure ; (paper format mandatory);
  • Travellers are authorized to enter or go back to Canada if they are considered fully vaccinated and must present their vaccination certificate (paper format mandatory);

In order to be consider fully vaccinated, you must:

·         Have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travels, a mix of two vaccines is allowed

o    or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine

·         Have received the second dose at least 14 civil days before your entry to Canada  For example, if you received your last shot at any time on Thursday, July 1st, Thursday, July 15th would be the first day on which you would respect this 14-days condition.

  • Not show any sign ou symptom of COVID-19

Starting April 25th 2022, at 12:01AM (Eastern Time):

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children from age 5 to 12 will not have to show the results of a negative test done before departure, if they accompany a fully vaccinated adult.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children from age 5 to 12 will have to show the results of a negative PCR test done less than 72h before departure or an antigenic test done less than 24h before departure, if they accompany an unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adult.

Children under 5 do not need to do a COVID-19 test, no matter their vaccination status.

 

For travellers above 12 years old, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated :

– Obligation to have a compeling reason excluding tourism, leisure or entertainment

– COVID-19 test before entry to Canada are still mandatory (PCR test done less than 72h or antigenic test done less than 24h before departure)

– Obligation to isolate for 14 days after arrival.

Consult the Canadian Government website to find all the updated information :

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

SPM Ferries cannot be held accountable for the information provided as an indication.

 

COVID 19 – To enter Saint-Pierre and Miquelon via the FERRIES

Entry requirements for air travels and sea travels via a passenger ship (travels between Saint-Pierre/Miquelon and Fortune on the ferries) are similar.

  • For passengers under 12 years old : no vaccination proofs required
  • For passengers between 12 and 18 years old, complete vaccination course : 2 vaccine shots required

(paper format mandatory)

  • For passengers above the age of 18 years : a complete vaccination schedule : 2 doses of vaccine + 1 booster ( at the latest 9 months after the second dose)

 (paper format mandatory for vaccines / or proof of having been infected by covid-19)

 

For passengers above the age of 12 years, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated

It is no longer necessary to justify a compelling reason to travel to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

 

HOWEVER, THEY WILL HAVE TO JUSTIFY :

  •   either the negative result of a screening test carried out less than 72 hours before travel in the case of a PCR test, or less than 48 hours in the case of an antigenic test;
  •   or a Covid-19 reinstatement certificate dated less than six months ago.

 

 

Complete Vaccination Schedule :

– Vaccins Moderna, Pfizer, et AstraZeneca:

– 3 vaccine doses (2 doses + 1 booster shot if the second shot was done more than 9 month before departure)

– 2 vaccine doses if the second shot was done less than 9 months before travel

– OR for people contaminated by COVID-19: 1 vaccine dose + proof of COVID-19 contamination

WARNING : the vaccine is valid 7 days after injection

 

SPM Ferries cannot be held accountable for the information provided.

Consult the Préfecture of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon website, to find all the updated information :

http://www.saint-pierre-et-miquelon.gouv.fr/index.php/Publications/Coronavirus-Covid-19/Voyages

 

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

o   https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlcovidtest/forms/68ww

o   fortunecovidtesting@gmail.com

 

·         In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, you have the possibility to make an appointment:

 In Saint-pierre

 For PCR test and antigenic tests :

–          At the Francois Dunan Hospital – Covid Hall (accessible from the door on the right of the Emergency Department) by appointment on the website ch-fdunan.fr or by calling the 05 08 55 14 17. Appointments are available as such:

o   Monday to Friday – 2:00 PM to 2:30PM

o   On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays  – 10:00AM to 10:30AM

For antigenic tests only :

–          At the Dipito pharmacy by calling the 05 08 41 28 02

In Miquelon

  • At the Miquelon Medical Center by appointment by calling the 05 08 41 04 00

 

Boarding your vehicle :

From Saint-Pierre to Fortune

  • Some regulatory information

The exterior and interior of your vehicle must be free of all traces of soil and vegetation.

In Saint-Pierre, upon boarding, SPM Ferries agents will visually inspect the condition of your vehicle and should the Canadian authorities   refuse your vehicle if it shows visible signs of dirt and other vegetation. SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for this  decision of the Canadian authorities upon arrival in Canada.

In Fortune, your vehicle will be inspected by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) who will have the authority to refuse your vehicle on Canadian soil or order you to have it cleaned if soil or vegetation is present. These cleaning fees would be the responsibility of the passenger traveling with the vehicle.

We thank you for being vigilant on the cleaning  of your vehicle.

To travel in Canada, do not forget to extend your insurance coverage to travel legally and safely.

 

  • Pre-boarding

 For a quicker process in Saint-Pierre, we ask all passengers traveling with their vehicle to present themselves at the ferry terminal to do their pre-boarding.

This step starts 1h30 before departure:

 

  • Presentation of your vaccination record (paper format) ;

You must present your travel documents:

  • Your tickets (passengers and vehicles) ;
  • Your passport or other identity documents ;
  • If necessary, the authorization to leave the country for minors not accompanied by a parent ;
  • You ArriveCAN receipt.

Please note that all passengers travelling in the vehicle must be present.

At the end of this control, you will be given an authorization to pass through the terminal.

Without this ticket, SPM Ferries agents on the pier will ask you to go to the ferry terminal before parking on the pier.

 

  • Boarding

Once you have pre-boarded, you must present yourself at the entrance to the SPM Ferries dock where an agent will be waiting to validate all your tickets (vehicle and passengers). There will be no documentary and sanitary checks, as these have already been carried out at the ferry terminal.

As soon as the border police arrive, all passengers will have to get out of their vehicles and present themselves at the exit control at the ferry terminal. An SPM Ferries agent will guide you through this step.

You will need to show your ID, tickets and any other regulatory documents if necessary.

Once this control is completed, you will be able to return to your vehicle and your boarding of the ship can begin.

  • Disembarkation

In Fortune, vehicles and their passengers will be the first to disembark. It is important to follow the instructions of the crew.

Border control will be done at the exit of the ship and in your vehicle by CBSA agents. You will have to follow the clearly defined ground markings to get to the checkpoint.

Checking times can be lengthy and SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for this delay.

 

 

From Fortune to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

  • Some regulatory information

To travel in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, it is mandatory to have a vehicle insurance. this is not an insurance for the transportation of your vehicle but an insurance to drive on the streets  of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

We ask that you contact your insurance company before departure to verify your vehicle insurance coverage and to make sure that you are insured in case of accident or theft while in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Insurance is mandatory. In the event of a police check, any lack of insurance could inflict a penalty.

If you are unable to obtain an extension of your vehicle insurance from your insurer, you can obtain cross-border insurance by visiting the following website: 

www.atel.fr or  bse.saint-pierre-et-miquelon@douane.finances.gouv.fr 

As a last resort, you can also insure your vehicle with the customs service of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon upon arrival. Please note that the costs and terms of the contracts are different.

You can use the insurer of your choice, the important thing is to be insured.

 

  • Boarding

In Fortune, you must present yourself at the boarding gate along wharf 5 and 6 on the waterfront 1h30 before departure.

The boarding is in two phases.

  • Presentation of your vaccination record (paper format)

The travel documents check:

  • Your travel ticket
  • Your passport or other identity documents

Please note that all passengers travelling in the vehicle must be present.

At the end of this control, you will be given an authorization to enter the terminal.

Without this authorization, the SPM Ferries agents present will ask you to go to the ticket office before parking on the wharf.

Once the ship is ready to receive you, we will proceed with the boarding. You will need to present your tickets to the SPM Ferries staff on hand and follow the instructions given.

  • Disembarkation

Once you arrive in Saint-Pierre, you must follow the instructions of the crew.

Vehicles and their passengers will be the first to disembark from the ship and proceed to the parking area on the pier.

You will be subject to a control by the border police and then a control by the customs service.

These checks will take place after the pedestrian checks.

We would like to advise you that the waiting time may be long but it is beyond our control.

On board the ships, the crew will give you the sanitary document (info COVID -19) which you must fill in before leaving the ship in order to reduce the waiting time at the controls.

The Border Police will carry out health checks in addition to its primary missions.