Canada Could Launch Its First Vaccine Passport In Under A Month & It'll Be On Your Phone

A pocket-sized digital passport. 📱

Trending Senior Staff Writer

The reality of having vaccine passports in Canada is one step closer to coming to fruition and it could be just a matter of weeks before they're in use.

According to a report from CBC News, the federal government is planning to launch the first phase of its vaccine certification program for travellers entering Canada as early as next month.

This first phase is expected to start in early July and will reportedly be done through a new feature on the ArriveCan app, the federal government's official app in which travellers put their information when entering the country.

CBC News said that travellers will be able to take or upload a photo of their vaccine documents in the app before going through customs.

In a recent study, 20% of Canadians who are vaccine-hesitant said they would be ready to lie about their vaccination status if getting immunized was essential in order to travel.

Canada's quarantine hotel rules are also changing

Canada is planning to make another change to travel rules in July as well.

The federal government is set to ease some quarantine requirements for Canadian travellers coming into the country who are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine that's approved for use in Canada.

Fully vaccinated Canadians coming back into the country won't have to isolate for 14 days. Instead, they'll take a single COVID-19 test and stay quarantined until it comes back with a negative result.

These changes mean they'll be able to skip the quarantine hotel requirement entirely. It does not apply to tourists — only permanent residents and citizens of Canada.

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...