If you're hoping to hit the road again in the next few months, Justin Trudeau's latest announcement might just make you smile!

Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, May 4, the prime minister reminded Canadians that "now is not the time to travel," but suggested there is hope on the horizon for later this year.

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He acknowledged that Canadians are hoping to start travelling again soon, but said the country is "still very much in a third wave" and must continue to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19.

However, he went on to say, "we also know that as people start to travel again — perhaps this summer if everything goes well — it would make sense for us to align with partners around the world on some sort of proof of vaccination or vaccine certification."

The PM confirmed that Canada is currently "working with allies, particularly in Europe," on this matter and said officials were "looking very carefully" at the idea of implementing a travel alliance with other countries.

It's a message that was backed up by Health Minister Patty Hajdu, who told CBC Radio that the federal government is in talks with G7 countries about the idea of vaccine passports in Canada.