As Quebec heads toward what's expected to be a fresh new round of lockdown restrictions, it could join the ranks of countries and areas with COVID-19 curfew rules, according to multiple reports.\nThe Quebec government hasn't confirmed any details of its possible curfew ahead of a 5:00 p.m. Wednesday press conference, but around the world, jurisdictions with their own curfew orders offer some possible scenarios.\nEditor's Choice: Police Tickets For COVID-19 Rule Breakers Plummeted Over The Holidays In Montreal\n\nBelow is a survey of curfew restrictions (and exceptions) that have been in place in five countries: Algeria, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.\nThis list of rules is by no means complete. Also note that these curfew restrictions may have expired or changed.\nThe most up-to-date information can always be found on relevant government or public health websites.\nBut here, at least, is an example of how different governments have gone about their curfews.\nAlgeria\nIn mid-November, Algeria imposed "partial home lockdowns" on a province-by-province basis. These lockdowns have taken effect between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.\nThe provinces (wilayas) also had the power to "take all measures required by [their] sanitary situation" to establish or modify lockdowns in targeted communities.\nCertain businesses in these wilayas, including restaurants, salons and home goods stores, also had to "cease all activity" after 3:00 p.m.\n\nBelgium\nA 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew went into effect in the Brussels region at the end of October, according to a press release from regional Minister-President Rudi Vervoort.\n❗La Cellule de crise provinciale a décidé aujourd'hui de prendre des mesures supplémentaires afin de contrer la progression très préoccupante des infections au #Covid19. Ces nouvelles mesures entreront en vigueur ce lundi 26 octobre. ℹ Plus d'infos ⤵ https://t.co/EKEiVPXWAx— Rudi Vervoort (@rudivervoort) October 24, 2020\n\nAll businesses had to close at 8:00 p.m., with the exception of hotels and restaurants, which could continue take-out until 10:00 p.m.\n\nFrance\nFrance instituted curfews in December.\nSince January 2, curfews have begun at either 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m., depending on the département, and lasted until 6:00 a.m.\nThe government previously outlined specific exceptions to the curfew for:\n\n\n"commuting to and from work, school or training place; carrying out essential business trips that cannot be postponed;\n\n\n"medical appointments that cannot be carried out remotely or postponed;\n\n\n"essential family reasons, assisting vulnerable persons, persons in a precarious situation or taking care of children;\n\n\n"persons with a disability and their accompanying person;\n\n\n"judicial or administrative summons;\n\n\n"participating in a mission of general interest upon request from an administrative authority;\n\n\n"air or rail transit related to long distance journeys;" and\n\n\n"walking a pet outdoors within 1km of one’s place of residence and for a brief amount of time."\n\n\nResidents needed to fill out an "exemption certificate" for these activities.\nThose who violate the curfew could face a fine of 135 euros for a first offence, 200 euros for a second offence and 3,750 euros plus six months imprisonment for a third offence.\n\nUnited Kingdom\nBetween December 26 and January 2, Northern Ireland imposed what its government called a "stay at home curfew" between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.\nBetween these hours, all gatherings were banned and "essential retail" had to close.\nTake-out and delivery were banned too.\nNew restrictions have been introduced to help stop the spread of #COVID19. Stay at home as much as possible and only leave for essential reasons. From 26 December to 2 January stricter measures apply between 8pm and 6am: https://t.co/pXBf67D4iJ @niexecutive @healthdpt pic.twitter.com/Ry5yPBfsIN— nidirect (@nidirect) December 26, 2020\n\n"Grocery click and collect services" could continue after 8:00 p.m. but only "for orders already placed."\nGas stations could stay open "for fuel and air."\nSports activities were also banned but "elite training" could continue outside curfew hours.\n\nUnited States\nThe U.S. is a patchwork of COVID-19 restrictions. Rules vary by state, county and municipality.\nThe most recent information can be found on these jurisdictions' websites, but here's a snapshot of rules that have been in place in recent months.\nIn November, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a "limited stay at home order" for certain counties between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.\nAccording to the state's public health department, the order included a ban on non-essential "activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households."\nHowever, the order made clear that it did not "prevent" people "from leaving their residence [...] as long as they [did] not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with)" people from other households.\nAcross the country, Ohio issued a curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., but there were numerous exceptions.\nThe curfew did "not apply to those going to and from work" nor to anyone "getting groceries or going to the pharmacy."\nRestaurants were allowed to continue take-out and delivery during the curfew hours.\nIn Miami-Dade County, Florida, meanwhile, a curfew order that went into effect in mid-October stated that "no person" was allowed to "make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose" between midnight and 6:00 a.m.\nBut in addition to exceptions for essential workers and travel, people walking dogs or going to "any religious service," there was also a striking exception for people "travelling to and from any sporting event sponsored by the NCAA, Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, or any other national professional sports league or organization."\n\nQuebec Premier François Legault is expected to announce new lockdown restrictions in a press conference at 5:00 p.m. on January 6, 2021. \n\n\n\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.