Marco Mendicino, the Immigration Minister says fully vaccinated Canadians will be able to get a government document that will certify their COVID-19 vaccine history. This is so people who want to travel internationally can do so with more ease as they will have a vaccine passport. Ottawa has been contemplating the passport for months and on Wednesday they announced that they would implement the system.
According to Mendicino, the documents should be ready by “early fall” and will automatically be digital unless individuals request a paper version. The passport they are implementing is not intended for use domestically, but provinces can choose to do so if they like. Mendocino added, “As more and more are getting vaccinated they are planning for life in a post-vaccinated world, including the safe return to travel.”
There are dozens of countries across the globe that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for travel. Many of them have also launched their own versions of a vaccine passport already. The European Union created the “green pass,” which is an entirely digital version of the passport. Japan unveiled their version in late July, which are starting as paper copies.
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