As of 12:00 a.m. October 1 in select regions, new red zone rules in Quebec have come into effect. The restrictions include new limits on gatherings, travel and any potential protests. 

In a press conference on September 30, Premier François Legault outlined what the new rules mean for travel between regions. 

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When we live in the red, we try to stay in the red, we try not to expose people in other regions and we avoid becoming a risk.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault

The written rules state that interregional travel from a red zone to a zone with a different alert level (green, yellow or orange) is "not recommended," save for essential purposes.

But residents aren't allowed to participate in activities in other areas that have been banned in their own region.

"What is illegal in the red zone is illegal if you go to another zone," Legault said. 

Red zone residents who engage in such activity in non-red areas could get a fine between $1,000 and $6,000. 

And while the government isn't placing the burden on restaurant owners to check the IDs of restaurant-goers in their region, police are authorized to ask for your identification at any time.

"When we live in the red, we try to stay in the red, we try not to expose people in other regions and we avoid becoming a risk there, or a potential vector of contagion elsewhere than at home," Guilbault said.

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