Vaccine certification for international travel in preparation

(Ottawa) Canadian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents in Canada will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to obtain “safe and standardized” certification of the vaccine for international travel in the fall.

Catherine Lewesque
Canadian Press

When the announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino did not provide an exact timetable for the implementation of the system. He said he had no details on how the vaccine would be sourced, adding that the form would be standardized across the states and would be available digitally.

For now, the federal government is still working with provinces, territories and tribal communities to develop this vaccine certificate. It should include the vaccine history of the recipient, the types of vaccines received, the date and place.

Evidence of this vaccine will allow foreign border officials to determine which travelers from Canada can enter their country. This will also allow them to avoid certain isolated activities when they return to the country. Passengers must already submit their vaccination certificate to the ArriveCAN processor.

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Interstate Affairs, pointed out that the vaccine certificate, when ready, can be used for domestic purposes by provinces or territories if desired. Quebec, for its part, has already announced that it will use its own vaccine passport from 1There is September for some activities that are deemed unnecessary.

“But if other provinces want to cooperate with us to use this vaccine resource in their own local environment, within their own provinces, it would be a privilege for us to cooperate with them in that way.” .

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To date, no province has shown interest in using these Pan-Canadian vaccine resources for domestic purposes.

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