Canada Hints at Implementing Vaccination Passports
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the strongest indication yet that Canada could adopt a policy of vaccination passports for international travel, in line with a growing number of countries around the world.
At his COVID-19 briefing, Mr. Trudeau was asked about vaccination passports, a hot topic lately. On March 1, the president of the European Commission said the EC will present plans for a possible vaccination passport this month, with an eye to restarting travel in a safe manner.
As recently as January 2021 Trudeau said he was opposed to the concept, however in recent weeks, his wording has suggested he’s leaving the door open.
Now Trudeau is being careful to distinguish between vaccination passports for international travel, and proof of vaccination for use domestically.
When it comes to certification of vaccinations for international travel, “that’s something that has existed for a long time,” said Trudeau today. “This is a well-established practice.”