12th August – Canada working on vaccine passport for international travel

Posted by in CIC News, on August 13, 2021

The federal government is working with its partners on a credential that will make it easier for those in Canada to travel domestically and abroad.

The Canadian government is working with provinces, territories, and Indigenous communities to introduce a pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential.

The federal government expects the credential to be available early this fall.

At a press conference this afternoon, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino noted that the purpose of the credential is to make it easier for those in Canada to travel and to do so safely.

The credential (informally referred to as a “vaccine passport”) will include the holder’s vaccine history, vaccine type, date of vaccination, location of vaccination, among other information. This credential will allow those in Canada to travel more easily. The credential will be available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents.

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