Looking forward: What is needed to restart international travel to Canada?

As more and more Canadians are receiving vaccines for COVID-19, it may be time to look at what is needed to safely reopen the border for international travel.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada is looking to come up with a form of certification that may allow vaccinated Canadians to travel abroad.

In an interview on CBC Radio’s The House,Hajdu said, “Canadians are going to want to travel and just like there have been changes in other kinds of travel requirements over the years as a result of a number of events, Canadians need to be prepared to be able to travel internationally. And we’ll make sure that they are.”

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino confirmed at a virtual press conference, that the immigration department is involved in discussing the introduction of a vaccine passport.