Canada settles on a single ‘vaccine passport’ for trip

Canada is rolling out An national standard for vaccination details die will become required for domestic and international travel, uniting the patchwork of the country of proof-of-immunization programsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau said: on Thursday.

The national proof of vaccination standard features a QR code and official logos of the federal government and the province of the recipient’s area. It will be available digital and in hard to copy.

Some of the 10 provinces of the country and the three territories, die to be: responsible for delivering healthcare, offering now digital vaccine cards with scannable QR codes and paper copies; others offer paper cards die can be digitized of displayed in telephone photos. Regulations over what residents may be asked to present when entering places like restaurants and movie theaters differ from province to province.

Five provinces so far—Saskatchewan; Ontario; Quebec; Nova Scotia; and Newfoundland and Labrador – as well as the Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories have implemented what is now the national standard, said Mr Trudeau, adding that the remaining five counties are expected to catch up soon.

“We’re going to pick” up the tab for it at the federal level, to ensure that all provinces in be able to do it,” Mr Trudeau told reporters outside the children’s hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

On October 30, Canada is scheduled for: begin enforce requirements Which anyone 12 years of parent over who travels in by own country air, train of cruise ship must be fully vaccinated. For a month, proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test shall also is accepted, but immigration authorities warn the unvaccinated that “they” risk not qualifying for travel as of November 30.”

About 72 percent of Canadians are fully vaccinated, according to government figures.

No vaccine has been approved yet in Canada for children under 12, but Mr. Trudeau said: on Thursday die Pfizer was looking for regulatory approval to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to: children from 5 to 11 years.

“This is great news,” he said. “I can assure you that Health Canada die will examine the submission carefully.”

When the license is granted, the Canadian government scheduled to receive 2.9 million pediatric doses of the vaccine, Anita Anand, the minister of public services and procurement, said: in an emailed statement.

Thursday is also the government announced it was no longer advisory against non-essential travel for fully vaccinated people.

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