vaccine passport

How to Download Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Passport for Travel

The federal government announced on Thursday it has launched its COVID-19 proof of vaccination in Canada, for travel both inside and outside the country. Canada says its COVID-19 proof of vaccination has a "common look" that features both the Canada wordmark, along with your province or territorial marking as well. What Info your Canadian COVID-19...

How to Save Your BC Vaccine Card to the iPhone’s Wallet App

Starting on Monday, September 13, British Columbians will need to show their vaccination status to access select non-essential services. The BC Vaccine Card needs to be saved as a screenshot or printed out, as there’s no way to quickly access it unless you use something like this iOS shortcut. But now there’s an easier way...

BC Vaccine Card Scanner App for Businesses Now Available for Download

The province of British Columbia has released its app to allow businesses to scan and verify BC Vaccine Cards, which verify the vaccinated status of residents. Starting on Monday, September 13, BC will require residents show at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter select non-essential businesses. The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app...

How to: Create a Shortcut on iPhone to Show your BC Vaccine Card

If you’ve saved your B.C. Vaccine Card to your iPhone, most people have just taken a screenshot and the QR code resides inside your Photos app. The easiest way to access your B.C. Vaccine Card on your iPhone is to use the Shortcuts app to create a task that will launch your QR code and...

Edmonton-Area Mayors Call for Vaccine Passports in Open Letter

In a signed, open letter to Health Minister Tyler Shandro, a dozen Edmonton-area mayors have called on the province to implement a vaccine passport mandate amid concerns about whether some small businesses will be able to survive without one (via Edmonton Journal). Dated Tuesday, the letter is signed by the mayors of Edmonton, St. Albert, Beaumont,...

How to Save your Ontario Vaccination Receipt to iPhone’s Wallet App

If you’re looking to save your Ontario vaccination receipt to Apple’s Wallet app on iPhone, there’s an unofficial way to do so. According to Billy Lo, one of the many volunteers behind the website Vaccination Receipt to Wallet, you can easily store your vaccination receipt in Ontario to your iPhone. Lo told iPhone in Canada...

How to Download: B.C. Vaccine Passport App for iPhone and Android

British Columbia has announced more details about the BC Vaccine Card, sharing information about the rollout on Tuesday. The BC Vaccine Card will have a secure, individualized QR code and image showing vaccination status as “vaccinated” or “partially vaccinated”. Businesses will scan QR codes from a QR reader app using a smartphone or tablet, while...

Quebec Vaccine Passport Hacked, But ‘Remains Secure’: Minister

Earlier this week, Quebec launched the companion iOS apps for its vaccine passport system — VaxiCode for patrons, and VaxiCode Verif for businesses. An Android app is expected to be released soon. Starting September 1, Quebec residents will need to show proof of vaccination to visit businesses deemed non-essential by the provincial government, such as...

Security Experts Believe Quebec Vaccine Passport Should Serve As a Model

According to Montreal-based entrepreneur and digital security analyst Steven Lachance, the Quebec Vaccine Passport should serve as a model for other provinces (via CTV News). He described the system as "unquestionably much better than anything (the government) could have come up with internally." Lachance and another tech expert interviewed by The Canadian Press said the smartphone app does...

B.C. to Launch Vaccine Card Available on Mobile to Enter Restaurants, Gyms and More

British Columbia announced on Monday it will soon require residents to show proof of vaccination when entering certain non-essential businesses, services and events. “I am grateful to every single person who has taken the time to receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, in a statement on Monday afternoon. She...