COVID-19 Vaccination Passport - Questions and Answers

As of September 1, 2021, Quebecers need to show proof of vaccination to gain access to places and activities the provincial government deems non-essential.

How do I get a passport?

The easiest option for securing a passport is to take a photo of the QR code, which has been emailed to all those who have been vaccinated, and then download the VaxiCode government app. The QR code can then be uploaded in the app and the passport will be stored on your phone.

If you have not received your QR code, please go to  quebec.ca/PreuveVaccinale. You will need to enter your name, date of birth, the date and brand of your first COVID-19 vaccination and your health insurance number.

If you are uncertain about how to do this online, the next best option is to call the Quebec COVID-19 line at 514-644-4545. One of our operators will help you navigate the system to make sure you are able either to get the vaccination proof on your phone, or to print the paper.

If you are unable to download your QR code or you prefer not to use the phone service, you can also visit one of our mass vaccination sites at Décarie Square or Parc-Extension to have your proof printed on the spot.

What information is on the QR code?

The information in the QR code includes your name, date of birth and details on the COVID-19 vaccines you have received. More information may appear for people who only received one dose of vaccine after testing positive for COVID-19. They are considered adequately vaccinated.

What happens if I have not been vaccinated for medical reasons?

If you have been advised not to get vaccinated for medical reasons, you will be considered adequately vaccinated for the purposes of Quebec’s vaccination passport system. You will need to provide a note from a physician confirming your condition and present it at a mass vaccination site.

How do non-Quebecers secure a passport?

Out-of-province and international visitors to Quebec need to show the proof of vaccination they received from their respective governments along with a photo ID and proof of an address outside Quebec in order to visit places where a passport is required.

Quebec recognizes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield and Johnson and Johnson as approved vaccines for visitors

Is a vaccination passport all I need to ensure access to non-essential services?

Along with the passport you will need to present a government approved photo ID like a driver’s license or a health card.

What if I do not have a government approved photo ID?

It is true that young people under the age of 16 and seniors 75 and over may not have government approved photo ID.

Younger people should present a photo ID provided by a school or a public entity. Seniors can provide a government issued ID without a photo.

What if the name on my vaccination certificate does not match the one on their government issued pieces of identification?

We recommend that residents, notably married women whose last name does not match the one on their government issued pieces of identification, carry multiple forms of ID. We are not allowed to change the information on the proof of vaccination as it comes directly from the government data base.

Where are passports required?

Passports are required at non-essential activities such as outdoor festivals that surpass the number of participants currently allowed to gather outdoors (50), theatres, cinemas and sporting events, and bars and restaurants. For a complete list of non-essential activities please visit  quebec.ca.

Where are passports not required?

Passports are not required at stores, private gatherings, ceremonies such as marriages and funerals, houses of worship, hotels and inns, museums and libraries.

How do non-Quebecers secure a passport?

Out-of-province and international visitors to Quebec need to show the proof of vaccination they received from their respective governments along with a photo ID and proof of an address outside Quebec in order to visit places where a passport is required.

Out-of-province and international students who get both doses in Quebec will be able to use the VaxiCode app as they will receive a QR code code by email. Out-of-province and international students who were fully vaccinated outside of Quebec or Canada need to make an appointment at a mass vaccination site to register their vaccination. Once they register their vaccination, they will receive a QR code by email and they will then be able to upload it to the VaxiCode app.

For more information:  https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progress-of-the-covid-19-vaccination/vaccinated-for-covid-19-outside-quebec-using-vaccination-registry.

Quebec recognizes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield and Johnson and Johnson as approved vaccines for visitors.

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