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Quebec’s Vaccine Passports: How do they work and when will they apply?

Quebec’s Vaccine Passports: How do they work and when will they apply?

By Lela S. <3

On September 1, the government of Quebec is putting into place a vaccine passport system that will restrict people who aren’t fully vaccinated from participating in most non-essential activities. Here’s how it works.


The vaccine passport system applies to anyone 13 or over (no passport for the CLN staff yet). Wherever this passport is required, you’ll need to show a QR code that contains your COVID-19 vaccination status, whether it be non-vaccinated, first dose, or fully protected. A QR code can be shown through three ways:


  • On paper

  • On a PDF format on your mobile device

  • On an app called VaxiCode


The VaxiCode application is the app where you can show your vaccination status. It’s currently available on Apple devices, and will be available soon on Android.


On the app, the first thing you have to do is scan or upload the QR code on your proof of vaccination. Once added, that QR code will be visible, containing your name, date of birth, and vaccine status. It’s also possible to include the codes of your family members in the app, too.


When you have two full doses of the vaccine, an “Adequately Protected” message will appear in green. However, if you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll receive a “Not Adequately Protected” message in red.


The vaccine passport will be required in festivals, gyms, sports venues and training facilities. Restaurants and bars will require a passport, even to sit on terrasses, but not for takeout. Other places requiring passports include casinos, bingo halls, bowling alleys, amusement parks, fairs, marathons, escape rooms and zoos. So GET VACCINATED RIGHT NOW if you want to have fun!


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