UN agency details new ‘digital seal’ as countries mull COVID-19 vaccine passports
The ICAO said the seal stores datasets for “test and vaccination certificates” in a two-dimensional barcode which can be made of paper or “screen-based.”
ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fan Liu, said as states “attempt to reopen their borders for air travellers, they are frequently requesting passengers to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or testing as a prerequisite for entry.”
Global News sent a request for comment about the ICAO announcement to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra’s office, but did not immediately hear back.
LeBlanc said “in the coming days” the government will be working with the Canada Border Services Agency with the IRCC as well who are responsible for passports.”
“And we’ll be working out that kind of technical detail and we will be ready if it does happen at the beginning of July as we wish. When the time comes, the border agents will have everything they need to ensure that there are temporary measures until the national vaccination evidence or vaccine passport is ready.”