The federal immunization card that allows residents of British Columbia to travel is now available

The federal government has said that your card can also be used for international travel, but those leaving Canada will need to verify the requirements of the country they will be visiting.

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VICTORIA – British Columbia residents can now access the federal government’s proof of immunization record that allows them to travel within Canada and internationally.

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The provincial government says residents can now access the federal COVID-19 vaccination proof card in the same way that 3.7 million people downloaded their card for non-essential activities within the province.

However, the province says the federal government has indicated that it will allow British Columbia residents to use the BC Vaccine Card to travel within the country until November 30, while the national vaccination test is implemented.

The federal government has said that your card can also be used for international travel, but those leaving Canada will need to verify the requirements of the country they will be visiting.

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix says the federal immunization card can be accessed through Health Portal , the ministry’s web service, by phone or at most Service BC offices.

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Travelers need two doses of a vaccine, and the second is given at least 14 days before departure.

The British Columbia government also says that provincial health official Dr. Bonnie Henry has extended a mask mandate for all five-year-olds and older in indoor public spaces to continue to slow down the transmission of COVID-19.

“This important layer of protection will help all of us stay safer, in addition to practicing hand hygiene regularly, staying away if sick, and most importantly, getting fully vaccinated,” Henry says in a written statement.

The mandate of the mask expired on Sunday.

The province recorded 584 COVID-19 cases on Friday and nine more people have died, for a total of 2,156 deaths.

It says that 85 percent of eligible residents ages 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.

There are 33 outbreaks in progress, primarily at long-term care facilities, but also at Mission Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General, and University Hospital of Northern BC, as well as a new one at a correctional facility on Vancouver Island.

Reference-vancouversun.com

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