It’s official: Passport gold-plated, certificate gold-plated

Written by By Staff Writer Canada has introduced a new credential allowing travelers coming from one of 45 countries to prove they are fully vaccinated against eight diseases. The country has decided to open…

It's official: Passport gold-plated, certificate gold-plated

Written by By Staff Writer

Canada has introduced a new credential allowing travelers coming from one of 45 countries to prove they are fully vaccinated against eight diseases.

The country has decided to open up a new section of the online visa application system in the bid to make it easier for international visitors.

Canada will also become the first country to enter the scheme outside the European Union. Under the scheme, visitors from EU countries will still have to present a valid vaccination certificate.

Canada has introduced a new credential for international travel, allowing travelers to prove they are fully vaccinated against eight diseases. Adam Berry/Getty Images North America

However, those applying from countries outside the EU and Commonwealth are allowed to apply for the new certification online.

Key dates:

Australia

February 2019 (federal mid-year update)

February 2019 (federal mid-year update) December 2019 (passport update)

March 2019 (Passport applications received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate)

March 2019 (Passport applications received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate) May 2019 (passport application received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate)

May 2019 (passport application received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate) July 2019 (passport application received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate)

Indonesia

July 2019 (passport application received in mid-2018 will be able to apply for the new certificate)

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