Canada has introduced a national vaccination passport standard
It will be valid nationwide as well as for international travel.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced the launch of a single national vaccination certificate standard.
The vaccination passport will now include your name, date of birth and vaccination history showing when and where you were vaccinated.
At its core, the new standard has a provincial vaccination certificate. Those who already have a provincial document should check to see if the federal logo (the Canadian flag above the last "a" in "Canada") is in the upper right corner. If it is there, this certificate is sufficient.
For international travel, the Canadian government advises downloading this certificate into the ArriveCAN app. Travelling Canadians must now show proof of identity and a certificate of vaccination. It is mandatory to carry both a digital and paper copy.
Alexander Cohen, a spokesman for the immigration minister, said it is likely that all countries will adopt the standard, so travelers will have no problem.
But for now, the government warns that while this vaccination passport standard is valid, having it does not guarantee entry into another country. So check the regulations of the country you are travelling to before you travel.
Trudeau also said that in developing the standard, special attention was paid to the security of personal data.
The public greeted the Prime Minister's statement positively. Opinions agree that a single vaccination passport standard would make life much easier for travellers.
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