BC Premier John Horgan nominated to respond to Ottawa’s vaccine pass program

Prime Minister John Horgan is ready to explain why British Columbia is not yet ready to implement a national vaccine passport.

Horgan’s weekly availability in the media will be broadcast live on Thursday at 12:15

To travel, Canadians must provide proof that they are fully immunized against COVID-19.

The federal vaccine passport shows your name, date of birth, and COVID-19 vaccine history — including what doses you received and when you received them.

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Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and all three territories have adopted the national standard but not BC

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The new national standard uses the vaccine certificate as its framework, but not the same framework as the certificate, to which more than 3.4 million British Colombians now have access.

British Columbia, along with all provinces, has agreed to adapt vaccination documents or vaccine passports for COVID-19 to a national standard so that they can be used for international and domestic travel.

It is still unclear what BC needs to do to change the current program to bring it in line with Ottawa.

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Canadians will be able to use the proof of vaccination both in Canada and for international travel, officials said.

The passport must be operational by November 30th.

Although the changes are expected to make international travel easier, Ottawa does not remove the requirement for travelers to produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test when they return to Canada. The test costs around $ 200.

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Horgan is again expected to urge the federal government to remove the requirement.

“Well, you can get a test in Vancouver and it covers you on the way back, and I thought, ‘What’s the point of getting a test in Vancouver, going to Seattle and saying I’ve been tested in the last 36 hours, and then come back again? Why do I not just get a test when I get home if I need one? “Horgan said to an ethnic media roundtable last Friday.

– With files from Rachel Gilmore and The Canadian Press

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