The first phase of vaccine certification will take effect in July and is applicable to passengers entering Canada
CBC News confirmed that as the tourism industry pushes the government to relax travel restrictions, the federal government plans to launch the first phase of the vaccine certification program for inbound travelers next month.
According to a source with direct knowledge of the federal government, starting in early July, a new feature of the ArriveCan app will be live.
According to the source, the app will allow travelers to take photos or upload snapshots of their vaccine files 72 hours before travel into the app (CBC has not determined the source of the information and he has no right to speak publicly on this matter).
Information remains in the app and will not be transferred to other places-this is to solve privacy issues.
The update of the app paved the way for the government to begin to loosen restrictions on international travel in stages. At the beginning of this month, The federal government says Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents crossing the border into Canada will soon no longer need to stay in hotels during quarantine.
This spring, Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters that the topic of vaccine certification was raised at the G7 Health Ministers Meeting. Since then, discussions with allies have been discussing the idea of ??a passport or certificate, allowing citizens of one country to prove to the border officials of another country that they have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for the virus.
The source said that several government departments are also studying the second phase of vaccination certification documents. The source said that the digital project will use the same technology as the Canadian e-passport.
The Toronto Star reported on Thursday that this phase-which will allow Canadians to digitally verify their vaccination status with the federal government-will not be ready until the fall and will only receive one of the four approved Canadian vaccines. One vaccination certificate: Pzifer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
Need to buy from the province
According to sources, the second-phase vaccination certificate project depends on the support of various provinces and regions. The federal government needs to obtain permission to connect to the database in each jurisdiction to track who received the first and second doses.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Public Health Canada, Transport Canada and Public Safety Canada are all working on the project.
The prime minister will meet with prime ministers from all over the country tonight. At least at the first ministerial meeting in March, the issue of vaccine certificates has always been a topic.
A senior federal source told CBC News Trudeau that the governors spent a lot of time talking about vaccine certification. The source said that the discussion was fruitful and all parties put forward constructive opinions.