A new survey has found that a majority of British Columbians support the idea of using proof-of-vaccination certificates for international travel.
The online survey conducted by Research Co. found that 73 per cent British Columbians think using a so-called “vaccine passport” for international travel was a good idea.
Sixty-four per cent of respondents thought proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a good idea for travel within Canada while 60 per cent liked the idea of a vaccine passport for travel within the province.
A majority also supported a vaccine passport for work at an office and to be able to go to the theatre or cinema.
Countries across the world have been grappling with the ethical and logistical concerns around vaccine passports.
The European Union is developing a framework that will allow certificates from each individual European country to interoperate, smoothing out safe travel between the 27 bloc nations.
Officials hope to have it in place soon as soon as this summer.
— With files from Rachael D’Amore and Pia AranetaView link »