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Canadian COVID-19 Vaccination certificate to travel or return Canada
Canada’s COVID-hotline: 1-888-975-8601
What are the list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada?
COVID-19 Vaccines accepted by Government of Canada
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD, ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C) Starting from November 30, 2021
- Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells) Starting from November 30, 2021
- Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) Starting from November 30, 2021
To qualify for as fully vaccinated, you must have received at least 2 doses of an accepted vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
What is the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination?
For the domestic or international travel, travelers are required to show the proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination contains the COVID-19 vaccination history such as name, date of birth, date of vaccine, dose where they can be able to show the proof at the airport or airline.
Once you have applied and obtained the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination, you can use in your mobile phone or computer or tablet whereas your device must support the SMART Health Card format and access as a paper format or QR code in the device.
What is included in the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination?
You’ll need to show your proof of vaccination when travelling in Canada by air, rail or cruise ship as of October 30, 2021. The new Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination may be used to show that you meet this requirement.
- your full name and date of birth
- your COVID-19 vaccination history, including
- the number of dose(s)
- the vaccine type(s), product name(s) and lot number(s)
- the date(s) you got your vaccination(s)
- a SMART Health Card QR code
- is a bilingual document
The QR code on your proof of vaccination
- will include your vaccination history
- may include additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine(s) you received
- The only medical information shown is your COVID-19 vaccination history. It doesn’t contain your health card number, so it can’t be used to access other health information or be used for other health services.
*Be sure to bring a digital and paper copy with you when you travel.
Travel within Canada using Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination:
- From October 30th 2021, all passengers from 12 years and above are required to show the proof of COVID 19 vaccination before boarding on a plane.
- Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers cannot travel from November 30 th 2021.
Travel outside Canada using Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination:
- Travelers from 12 years and above are required to show the proof of COVID 19 vaccination before boarding on a plane.
- Use ArriveCAN to return to Canada. Travelers are required to upload the proof of COVID 19 vaccination in ArriveCAN
How to get the proof of Canadian COVID 19 Vaccination?
What are the list of provinces providing the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination
List of Canadian provinces providing COVID-19 proof of vaccination
Search by Province
Your provincial proof of vaccination is
- the Alberta vaccine record
- available through the Alberta Covid records website
How to get BC Vaccine Card (or) the federal BC COVID-19 proof of vaccination?
- Get your BC vaccine card Online or phone or at service BC office
- Do not fall in to the scam. It’s absolutely free to apply
- Log in to your Health Gateway account and save or print your federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination
- you can also request it by phone or
- visit a Service BC office
If you do not have a Health Gateway account, visit here
- Enter your Personal Health Number (PHN)
- Date of birth
- Date of vaccine (dose 1 or 2)
If you are going to public places, businesses, you are required to show your vaccine card
You can also order a copy through phone: 1-833-838-2323 | Translators are available
Outside Canada and the USA: 1-604-681-4261 (Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT))
Statutory holidays, 9 am to 5 pm (PDT)
Telephone for the Deaf: Dial 711
Service BC office
Order BC Vaccine Card at Service BC Office
- Visit the Manitoba’s immunization card portal
- request the Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential
Residents of Manitoba have two options for proof of immunization – the Manitoba immunization card and the pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential (PVC).
Manitoba Immunization Card
The Manitoba Immunization Card is available as a physical card, digitally and in an app. It shows a QR code to validate proof of immunization within the province of Manitoba. This card is
- Valid in Manitoba only
- Valid for federally-regulated purposes,
- Limited validity in other provinces
- QR code has no personal information
Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC)
- The Pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential (PVC) is available for fully vaccinated Manitobans for domestic or international travel
- Request Your PVC online or app or phone
- Fully immunized individuals can request their PVC online,
- Phone: 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Visit Newfoundland and Labrador’s portal and click on “View your vaccine record”
- Download the Vaccination Record
The vaccine record contains the:
- Dates you received your vaccine(s);
- Type of vaccine you received; and
- Vaccine lot number.
If you received your COVID-19 vaccine in a Regional Health Authority immunization clinic, see below for contact information:
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
You can also call and leave a voicemail at (709) 256-5683
Contact your local public health office
Contact your local public health office
You can also call one of the following phone numbers:
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Public Health: (709) 897-2331
Labrador City Public Health: (709) 285-8321
St. Anthony Public Health: (709) 454-0367
- Visit Northwest Territories’ self-serve COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Credential request form
- enter your vaccination details and other details
- once completed, you can download your digital proof of vaccination
Inuvik Public Health Centre
Address: 106 Veterans Way (1st Floor)
Bag Service #2
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Yellowknife Public Health Clinic
Address: 1st Floor Jan Stirling Centre
4702 Franklin Ave
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N2
Fort Smith Public Health – 24 Hour COVID phone
Address: Fort Smith, NT
Cell Phone: 867-621-2233, 867-872-0562
- Visit the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination portal
- enter your provincial health card number and your email
- your proof will be automatically emailed to you from [email protected]
- receive a digital copy of your Nova Scotia COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination by email, call 1-833-797-7772 (Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm)
- You can call your local health centre, Iqaluit Public Health, or Qikiqtani General Hospital
- you’ll be able to schedule a time to pick up your proof of vaccination certificate (PVC) in person
The PVC includes an individual’s name, date of birth, vaccine information including the dates of all doses received, and a QR code that allows for the verification of vaccine status.
The certificate is free and can be obtained in person only at your local health centre.
Acting Manager of Communications
Department of Health
Email: [email protected]
- Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination portal
- enter your health card number
- download your enhanced vaccine certificate
Prince Edward Island
- Visit the Prince Edward Island COVID-19 Immunization Record website
- get your immunization record (also called the PEI Vax Pass) from the “My COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Portal”
- request a copy of your immunization by email [email protected] (please include your full name and daytime phone number)
- call the COVID-19 Immunization Program toll-free at 1-844-975-3303
- Visit Quebec’s self-service portal
- Download the vaccination passport for travel outside Quebec
For any assistance,
Phone: 1 877 644-4545
Service offices: https://www.localisateur.servicesquebec.gouv.qc.ca/
- Login Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccination portal
- Go to COVID-19 vaccine record
- Print or download and save in SK Vax Wallet app or view it on your mobile device
- Visit Yukon’s website https://yukon.ca/vaccine-proof
- apply online or by phone for your COVID-19 vaccine credential
- Phone: COVID-19 InfoLine at 1-877-374-0425
*Operators are available 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Yukon Standard Time.
Who is considered as COVID-19 Fully vaccinated?
In Nova Scotia, you’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have any of the following COVID-19 vaccines:
- 2 doses of AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD
- 2 doses of Moderna
- 2 doses of Pfizer
- 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, Moderna and Pfizer)
- 1 dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization (including Sinovac or Sinopharm)