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.

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 https://travel-declaration.nlchi.nl.ca/Default_Fr.aspx
  • 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 https://www.doctolib.fr 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: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlcovidtest/forms/68ww

 

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 :

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

 

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 https://www.doctolib.fr

 

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 : www.doctolib.fr ;
  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“;

 

PCR test results may take up to 24 hours to be available.

 

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.

 

Board 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 2 hours before departure:

 

You will have to undergo the following health check:

  • Presentation of your negative PCR TEST for all travelers 5 years and older
  • Presentation of your vaccination record (paper format)
  • Take your temperature, which must not exceed 38°C

 

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

 

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

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 2 hours before departure.

The boarding is in two phases.

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

 

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.