Showing your vaccine passport

The vaccine passport for use in Québec is required for people aged 13 and up to be admitted to certain places and non-essential activities. It may be presented in the following formats:

You must present the QR code emailed or texted to you after your most recent dose of vaccine. If you haven’t received your QR code, download it from the self-service portal. If you have trouble downloading your QR code, ask a friend or family member for help.

QR code on VaxiCode application

Once you’ve downloaded your QR code on the VaxiCode application, just open the app to present your QR code for access to places requiring a vaccine passport.

To find out how to download your QR code on the app, follow the instructions for loading proof of vaccination.

For more information about the VaxiCode application, see the Help for VaxiCode page.

QR code on paper

Follow the printing instructions on the self-service portal to print your QR code.

You must print in high quality as the code will not work if it is blurred. Make sure not to fold the QR code. You can laminate your proof yourself if you wish.

If you have trouble downloading your QR code, ask a friend or family member for help.

By phone or at vaccination clinics

If you do not have access to the Internet and a printer, please call 1-877-644-4545 and ask for your proof of vaccination in paper version to be mailed to you. You can also print your QR code at vaccination clinics and check your protection status.

QR code in PDF format on your mobile device

You can download your QR code as a PDF on your mobile device. Just present the PDF to access places requiring a vaccine passport.

Proof of vaccination for travel outside Québec

See the Instructions for Travellers webpage for questions about proof of vaccination for travel outside Québec.

ID required

In addition to the QR code, a photo ID will be required for all persons age 16 and over wherever a vaccine passport is required. Note that health insurance cards that had to be renewed without a photo during the pandemic will be accepted. ID without photo will be accepted for people 75 and over.

Information contained in the digital proof of vaccination

In Québec, when you get vaccinated, you are given a proof of vaccination. It is usually documented in your vaccination record or submitted in paper format. This applies to all vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines.

For the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, a digital proof of vaccination in PDF format is sent by e-mail or text message after each of your doses. It contains a QR code that you can download using your computer or mobile phone.

The proof of vaccination contains:

  • your personal information,
  • the vaccines you have received,
  • the result of your first positive COVID-19 screening test,
  • the vaccination exemption, if eligible (see Protection status against COVID-19 for more information),
  • a QR code containing the above information.

A QR code is a two-dimensional code, consisting of an array of dashes, squares, dots, polygons and other geometric shapes, used to deliver information. The use of a smartphone camera and a QR code reader app makes it possible to scan the QR code and to reveal this information.

You are responsible for protecting your personal vaccination information. To prevent any possible fraud:

  • Keep your proof of vaccination to yourself, including the unique link you received by e-mail or text message.
  • It is not recommended to share a photo of your proof of vaccination on social media.

Last update: October 22, 2021

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Information on the website in no way replaces the opinion of a health professional. If you have questions concerning your health status, consult a professional.

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