The COVID-19 vaccination passport will be a free official document showing that the holder is protected against COVID-19.
It could be used to allow people who are fully protected to travel abroad and access non-essential services in the event the number of cases increases. Work on the passport is continuing, but we expect it will be used for the following non-essential activities:
- High-risk activities with a limited number of people (gyms, team sports, bars, restaurants, etc.)
- Moderate- or low-risk activities with bigger groups of people (arts and entertainment, festivals and major events, games at sports stadiums, etc.)
How it will be used will depend on changes in the epidemiological situation and on vaccine coverage in Québec.
A vaccine passport will not be required for access to essential services like education (primary, secondary, post-secondary), and employers will not be able to require one as a hiring criteria.
The target date for introducing the vaccine passport is September 1, 2021, once certain conditions have been met, including:
- everyone in Québec age 12 and over having had the option to receive two doses of the vaccine
- the technology will be ready to easily recognize everyone who is fully protected, including people who have already been infected.
Difference between proof of vaccination and the vaccination passport
Electronic proof of vaccination is a PDF document you can download from a computer or mobile device. It has your personal information, details of the vaccine you received, and a QR code that contains this information. To learn more, visit the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination page.
The vaccination passport is a tool that will interpret the information in your proof of vaccination to determine your level of protection against COVID-19. It will not show your personal information or information about your medical or vaccination history.
Last update: July 9, 2021