Canada Is ‘Certainly Working On The Idea’ Of Vaccine Passports Says The Feds

Discussions are reportedly “very live” among G7 countries.✈️
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Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has confirmed that the idea of vaccine passports in Canada is being discussed by the government.

In an interview on CTV News’ Question Period, she revealed that talks are “very live” among the G7 countries, noting that the idea has been discussed between herself and health ministers across multiple countries.

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“We're certainly working on the idea of vaccine passports with our G7 partners,” Hajdu revealed.

“I was on a call with my G7 health minister counterparts just a couple of weeks ago and that is a very live issue,” she added.

It’s not clear whether Canada is pushing for the idea, which involves requiring travellers to have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter the country.

However, Hajdu did reveal that some nations and industry groups are considering how the plan could be rolled out internationally.

“We'll be coming back to Canadians as we understand more about the intentions of our counterparts internationally, and as we understand more about how that will unfold around the world,” she explained.

The health minister said that the government is cautious to implement a vaccine passport system given the limited number of people who’ve been able to access COVID-19 vaccines so far.

However, she did admit there are “requirements to travel internationally around disease prevention already.”

Right now, anyone who wants to enter Canada must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 or a recent positive test. 

Showing proof of vaccination is not currently an approved way to gain entry into the country.

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