Proof of Vaccination for Entering Canada

Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from pre-departure testing and 14 days quarantine. Non-Canadian citizens usually need to be vaccinated to enter Canada. Fortunately Chinese vaccines Sinovac and Sinopharm are accepted. Shenzhen-based Biokangtai or other Chinese vaccines are not. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second dose. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, it will require a certified translation with the stamp or membership number of a professional translation association. As per the Canadian government site, the proof of vacciantion must incude:

  • name
  • the name of the government or organization who administered the vaccine
  • the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine(s)
  • the date(s) you received the vaccine(s)

In some Chinese cities, vaccination proof includes all this information in English as well as Chinese however some do not. If this is the case, the easiest way to get an English version of proof of vaccination is with the International Travel Health Certificate Miniprogram.


Diana is from Montreal, but is currently living in Shenzhen. When she is not doing synthetic biology research in the lab at SIAT, she enjoys performing very amateur stand up comedy in the bars of Shenzhen and sailing in Dapeng or Hong Kong.

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