Canada has announced the introduction of vaccine passports for its citizens to facilitate international during the ongoing pandemic caused by Covid-19. The Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau made the announcement regarding the new, standardized vaccine passports for the vaccinated population of Canada during a public addressing from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa. The new vaccine passport will be downloadable via online portal for Canadian residents and will be useful for those planning to travel internationally to & from Canada.
In Canada, majority of the vaccinated public have already received a vaccine passport from their respective territory/province as informed by government officials during a technical briefing to the media & journalists. Representatives & officials of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) & Transport Canada (TC) were present at the media briefing session..Sponsored Links
The Federal Government of Canada will issue a standardized digital document with a watermark in the top right-side corner, while the establishment and maintenance of a federal database for health information has been delegated to the provinces. The main goal behind the introduction of vaccine passports is to make proof of vaccination verification easier for border service officers whilst still being just as secure. The new vaccination passports will also be easier to identify at international checkpoints than each vaccine passport issued by different provinces or territories.Sponsored Links
Travelers returning to Canada, both Canadian & non-Canadian citizens can upload their vaccine passports before entering Canadian borders via the ArriveCAN app for smartphones. Canada only opened its borders to fully-vaccinated tourists. Many non-essential outlets like gyms & restaurants are also asking customers to provide their vaccine passports/proof-of-vaccination on entry. Many countries across the globe have already issued vaccine passports for their citizens while some countries like USA say they will not issue vaccine passports due to privacy concerns & safety of sensitive data.