[Map] How is the vaccination passport applied worldwide?

Last update : September 24th, 2021

This map displays information collected by Hellosafe.ca following several official sources. However, with the situation moving fast everywhere, don’t hesitate to report to us any update that should be necessary, using our contact form.

What is the vaccination passport?

The vaccination passport is an official document which formally indicates that a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It can be a physical or digital document with a QR code. Thanks to this vaccination passport, people are authorized to travel more freely and have access to certain public spaces and events without having to get tested.

These restrictions are different in all countries and there is a wide variety of ways in which the vaccination passport is applied.

What do the different categories on this map mean?

As you can see on the map at the top of this page, we have used several categories to classify the different ways in which the vaccination passport is implemented across the world.

Here is a more detailed explanation of the different categories we have used:

CategoryExplanation
Extended use of the vaccination passport nationwideThe vaccination passport is applied in the whole country in many places and situations.
Limited use of the vaccination passport nationwideThe vaccination passport is applied lightly in the whole country. It is required only in a few places and situations.
Vaccination passport only in some regionsThe vaccination passport is not applied in all regions of the country. This situation is particularly frequent in countries with a federal system.
No vaccination passport appliedThe country has decided not to use a vaccination passport.
Vaccination passport categories

How is the vaccination passport applied in Canada?

The vaccination passport is not applied in the same way all over Canada. Depending on the province or territory, the vaccination passport can be required to access certain non-essential services within the province’s or territory’s borders as well as across Canada.

Here are some situations in which you may need a vaccination passport in Canada:

  • Going to the restaurant , to the gym or attending some events
  • Travelling abroad
  • Entering another country, which may have specific rules regarding the vaccination passport.

We have detailed for you the situation per province and territory in the table below.

Provinces and territoriesVaccination passportStarting dateApplications
AlbertaYes2021/09/20Restaurants, liquor stores, indoor entertainment, events, gyms, sports facilities, wedding, funerals
British ColumbiaYes2021/09/13Restaurants, indoor entertainment, events, gyms, sports facilities
Prince Edward IslandYes2021/10/05Restaurants, indoor entertainment, events, gyms, sports facilities, wedding, funerals
ManitobaYes2021/09/03Restaurants, indoor entertainment, events, gyms, sports facilities
New BrunswickYes2021/09/22Restaurants, indoor events, gyms
Nova ScotiaYes2021/09/08Restaurants, indoor events, gyms
NunavutNo
OntarioYes2021/09/22Most indoor establishments
QuebecYes2021/09/01Restaurants, bars, indoor entertainment, festivals, gyms, sports venues, large-scale events
SaskatchewanYes2021/10/01Restaurants, bars, indoor entertainment, festivals, gyms, sports venues
Newfoundland and LabradorYes2021/09/07Restaurants, bars, indoor entertainment, festivals, gyms, sports venues, large-scale events
Northwest TerritoriesNo
YukonNo
The vaccination passport across Canada

Our methodology

Please note that the above-mentioned information is accurate at the date it is published. All our studies are based on reliable information sourced from public and privates organizations. For further information on our editorial guidelines please click here.

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