According to a government source, Canada will unveil plans for a vaccine passport on Thursday, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining how the proof-of-vaccination method will be implemented.
Following a technical briefing by officials from several government departments, including immigration, public health, transportation, and the Canada Border Services Agency, Trudeau is scheduled to speak to reporters in Ottawa at 10 a.m.
As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and travel resumes, countries including Canada have begun requiring proof of vaccination as a condition of travel. For Canadians, that has so far meant receipts or QR codes that differ from province to province.
Canada recently reopened its borders to international travelers bearing proof of vaccination, and previously waived quarantine requirements for returning Canadian travelers who showed they were immunized.