As per the new announcement from Canada, COVID-19 vaccine passports for international travel are most possibly going to be available for Canada PR, temporary residents, and citizens by the fall of 2021.
The digital proof of vaccination can be produced to officials at the border of the visiting foreign country. This will be to make sure that travelers are in compliance with health requirements.
Travelers will also get to submit the vaccination proof in the ArriveCAN app on their return travel to Canada.
Travelers, including Canada PR, citizens, and temporary residents may travel without vaccination proof. In that case, they will have to comply with restrictions in the visiting foreign country. They will also be put under mandatory quarantine as well as a testing process when they come back to Canada. This was mentioned in a statement by IRCC released lately.
The statement also said that the Canadian government is collaborating with its territories and provinces to develop a pan-Canadian approach that’s secure and effective. The plan has come out of consultation from public health officials. The plan has given priority to the safety and security of every Canada PR and citizen.
|Are you eligible to move to Canada? Use our tool here to find out for free!|
The COVID update
As per Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Canada as of now has the highest vaccination rate among the group of countries who are members of G20. With this incredible progress made by Canadians, the country is now gradually and cautiously opening. Guidance from public health experts has been sought at every significant stage of decision-making.
The new situation has made Canadians increasingly contemplate traveling.
With the Canadian nationals in every province and territory helped with getting consistent vaccination proof, it will be ensured that Canadians will have the documents they require once it’s safe to travel again.
Canada is also at work on an international vaccination proof in collaboration with other countries. This initiative will be actualized via the WHO, the ICAO, and the G7. A consensus is however yet to be reached.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated, including Canadians, with eligibility to enter Canada have to continue uploading their current vaccine documentation. This must be done via ArriveCAN in English/French. This will make them eligible for being exempted from quarantine and testing requirements after arrival in Canada.
Connect with us!
Canada is doing its best to ensure that its residents and citizens are safely returning to normal life after over a year of COVID-induced isolation. Soon, you will be able to visit Canada or migrate to Canada without the hassles or travel restrictions.
If you are planning to travel or move to Canada, trust the experts at Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company to guide you and offer services. Click here to connect with us.
Here are some more of the interesting news from Y-Axis:
- Ontario’s new EOI system adds 2 new streams, helps foreign graduates
- The new measures for TFW to make their employment easier in Quebec
PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada