Trudeau unveils Canada's standardised proof of vaccination

It's a step in the right direction for both Canadians and their freedoms

Trudeau unveils Canada's standardised proof of vaccination

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today unveiled the national standard for proof of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, which can be used for domestic and international travel.

"I'm happy to confirm that all provinces and territories have confirmed that they will be moving forward with a standardised national proof of vaccination," Trudeau commented in a media conference today. According to Trudeau, the document can be downloaded to the phone, printed out, or requested by mail. The prime minister added that Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador have begun implementing the standardised proof of vaccination.

"You are now able to show proof of vaccination immediately in all those provinces and all other provinces have agreed and are working hard to come online so that as Canadians look to start traveling again there will be a standardised proof of vaccination certificate," Trudeau explained.

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However, the standardised proof will not guarantee entry into another country, according to the government’s website. The government added that the standardised proof will be developed by provinces and territories with support from the Canadian government. The document shows the name, date of birth, kind of vaccine administered on the person, as well as the QR code.

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