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BC's Vaccine Passport Rules Just Dropped & Here's What Out-Of-Province Travellers Should Do

If you get this wrong, you could be denied entry to many places.

BC's Vaccine Passport Rules Just Dropped & Here's What Out-Of-Province Travellers Should Do

If you're planning a trip to British Columbia anytime soon, you'll need to make sure have some form of a vaccine passport ready if you want to visit certain events and attractions while you're there.

Starting on September 13, the B.C. government is requiring the public to show proof of vaccination as well as a piece of identification to enter places such as restaurants, movie theatres, concerts, and gyms. This also applies to people visiting from outside the province.*

If you're travelling from within Canada but outside of British Columbia, you must show:

  • Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record.
  • Valid government photo ID.

A list of acceptable out-of-province vaccine records will be shared with businesses and made available here.

The Rules For International Travellers

International visitors will be required to show the same proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada, as well as their passport.

By September 13, you'll need to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter those locations. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.

For those found breaking the rules, and depending on the violation, the fine amount for individuals is $230 or $575, and $2300 for event organizers or owners/operators of locations.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

*This article has been updated.

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