As the economy opens up, many Canadians are looking to travel again.
Using a proof of vaccination will
- provide foreign border officials with the information needed to assess whether you meet their public health requirements
- provide a trusted and verifiable credential for when you return to your home in Canada.
So how to demonstrate our COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign and Canadian border officials? The Government of Canada is working with the provinces and territories to develop a secure pan-Canadian proof of vaccination that will
- facilitate cross-border travel,
- reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Efforts are also being put into engaging Indigenous partners across the country.
Travellers will be able to submit their proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN (mobile app or Canada.ca/ArriveCAN) when coming back to Canada. The focus is on a digital proof of vaccination, but paper documents will also be available to Canadians who may need them.
Before booking a trip, remember to always check
- the Government of Canada’s travel advice and advisories, AND
- the entry and public health requirements of your destination country
Word of the Day:Verifiable: that can be checked or shown to be true