India, Oct. 21 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a standardised proof of vaccination certificate that will be available to jabbed Canadians as a vaccine passport for international travel.

The certificate is being backed by the national government but will be issued by Canadian provinces and territories using a standardised format which includes a QR code to access the individuals' vaccination status. Some provinces and territories, like Ontario, have already started issuing the certificate since last week.

A release from the prime minister's office said that Ottawa is "also engaging with international partners to obtain recognition and acceptance abroad, so the proof can also be used to facilitate travel around the world". ...