New Federal Travel Requirements and Proof of Vaccination

Starting October 30, 2021, all travellers 12 years and older will need to be fully vaccinated to use federally regulated methods of travel, including:

  • air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada
  • rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
  • marine passengers on non-essential passenger vessels, such as cruise ships, on voyages of 24 hours or more

During the transition period from October 30 to November 30, 2021, anyone who is partially vaccinated can travel if they show a negative COVID-19 molecular test from within 72 hours prior to departure.

Federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination

The federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination certificate will be required for federally regulated international and domestic travel starting October 30. Currently, the federal certificate is not available to BC residents, and until it is the BC Vaccine Card can be used to proof vaccination for domestic travel.