TORONTO – The federal government is planning to unveil its plans on Thursday for a vaccine passport designed for international travel, Granthshala News has confirmed.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland are due to speak to reporters Thursday at 10 a.m. ET covering several federal departments, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Service Agency.
With many countries, including the United States, opening their borders to travelers, proof of vaccination for travel has, to date, come through provincial vaccine receipts. A nationwide vaccine passport would be for a similar document for travel.
It is unclear when the new passport will be available, although Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominique LeBlanc said on 10 October that it would be ready “in the next few months”.
Canadian travelers will soon require vaccine documentation for nearly every mode of transport, as all employees and passengers in the federally regulated air, rail and sea transport sectors will be required to be fully vaccinated starting October 30, although until then There will be a grace period until proof of a negative COVID-19 test is accepted during the end of November.