On Tuesday, the Health Minister told Albertans planning to travel that they could download a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine registration QR code the next day. But on Wednesday, the updated QR codes were not yet available.
The new QR codes are being offered to Albertans who plan to travel domestically and internationally. They will meet federal travel requirements.
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“The federal government now requires Canadians 12 years and older to show proof of vaccination to board domestic and international flights, as well as to board passenger trains,” Health Minister Jason Copping said Tuesday.
“I am pleased to share that Alberta’s QR Code Vaccine Registry will be updated tomorrow, November 24, to meet the recommended Canadian standard for domestic and international travel.”
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“If you already have your QR code vaccination record and don’t plan to travel, you don’t need to worry about the updated version,” Copping added. “You can continue to use your pre-saved or printed vaccine record with the QR code to access local businesses and locations that participate in the Restriction Waiver Program.
“If you plan to take a trip soon, visit alberta.ca covidrecords starting tomorrow to get your new record and make your trip much easier. “
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Alberta Health reported on Wednesday that there were problems accessing the updated vaccine registry and was “looking into it.”
The website alberta.ca covidrecords it was temporarily closed while Alberta Health worked on the issue.
“You can continue to use the Alberta Vaccine Registry with a QR code at Alberta businesses and while traveling,” Alberta Health said in a series of messages on Twitter. “Check the required travel documents with the government of Canada and your destination before any interprovincial or international travel.”
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