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by Skink, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 22:37 (14 days ago)

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by jkstraw, Montana, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 08:45 (13 days ago) @ Skink

Well, as someone who lives on the US/Canadian border....here comes the traffic! I know I know, the economy stupid! Hopefully I wont need a covid test flying back to the US next month. I'm vaxed, I've had it, I work in health care. Tired of that Q-tip up my nose.

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by GolfSuper49 @, Jacksonville, FL & Queretaro, MX, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 15:56 (13 days ago) @ jkstraw

If you read the report on Mexiconewsdaily it says that border is open to vaccinated and a covid test won't be needed but not for flying. "In contrast to air travel, no testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided travelers meet the vaccination requirement." Not sure why but seems kind of crazy that the airlines just asked my wife in Queretaro for her vaccine card (when it's not required) and she and our daughter just finished getting their covid test, not an hour ago. And how many fake/illegal cards can be made to show the border agents??? Let's hope it changes that flyers can have the card and no test as well. Semper!!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 17:48 (13 days ago) @ GolfSuper49

If you read the report on Mexiconewsdaily it says that border is open to vaccinated and a covid test won't be needed but not for flying. "In contrast to air travel, no testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided travelers meet the vaccination requirement." Not sure why but seems kind of crazy that the airlines just asked my wife in Queretaro for her vaccine card (when it's not required) and she and our daughter just finished getting their covid test, not an hour ago. And how many fake/illegal cards can be made to show the border agents??? Let's hope it changes that flyers can have the card and no test as well. Semper!!

I fear you misunderstand. We don't get "cards". Vaccinated Mexicans get an electronic certificate in the form of a file they can save in their smart phone. It is easily verifiable by the authorities, so a fake would be easily detectable. This is why many local hotel operators are pushing for proof of vaccination by their guests for the upcoming season.
https://coronavirus.gob.mx/

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by Ironwood @, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 13:57 (12 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

If you read the report on Mexiconewsdaily it says that border is open to vaccinated and a covid test won't be needed but not for flying. "In contrast to air travel, no testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided travelers meet the vaccination requirement." Not sure why but seems kind of crazy that the airlines just asked my wife in Queretaro for her vaccine card (when it's not required) and she and our daughter just finished getting their covid test, not an hour ago. And how many fake/illegal cards can be made to show the border agents??? Let's hope it changes that flyers can have the card and no test as well. Semper!!


I fear you misunderstand. We don't get "cards". Vaccinated Mexicans get an electronic certificate in the form of a file they can save in their smart phone. It is easily verifiable by the authorities, so a fake would be easily detectable. This is why many local hotel operators are pushing for proof of vaccination by their guests for the upcoming season.
https://coronavirus.gob.mx/

No one has yet stated what will constitute "proof of vaccination" for Canadians entering the US (or Mexico?) by land borders come early November, when those borders are expected to open. Same question for local Zihua hotel operators: what would a Canadian provide in the way of proof?
(So, far, some provinces are providing a document of some sort, but who will recognize them outside of Canada? Our Federal government keeps hinting at a national "vaccine passport", but if they don't soon get off their backsides, it'll be too late for the upcoming winter tourism season.)

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 14:01 (12 days ago) @ Ironwood

If you read the report on Mexiconewsdaily it says that border is open to vaccinated and a covid test won't be needed but not for flying. "In contrast to air travel, no testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided travelers meet the vaccination requirement." Not sure why but seems kind of crazy that the airlines just asked my wife in Queretaro for her vaccine card (when it's not required) and she and our daughter just finished getting their covid test, not an hour ago. And how many fake/illegal cards can be made to show the border agents??? Let's hope it changes that flyers can have the card and no test as well. Semper!!


I fear you misunderstand. We don't get "cards". Vaccinated Mexicans get an electronic certificate in the form of a file they can save in their smart phone. It is easily verifiable by the authorities, so a fake would be easily detectable. This is why many local hotel operators are pushing for proof of vaccination by their guests for the upcoming season.
https://coronavirus.gob.mx/


No one has yet stated what will constitute "proof of vaccination" for Canadians entering the US (or Mexico?) by land borders come early November, when those borders are expected to open. Same question for local Zihua hotel operators: what would a Canadian provide in the way of proof?
(So, far, some provinces are providing a document of some sort, but who will recognize them outside of Canada? Our Federal government keeps hinting at a national "vaccine passport", but if they don't soon get off their backsides, it'll be too late for the upcoming winter tourism season.)

No "proof" is being required to enter Mexico.

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by Mag B, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 19:16 (12 days ago) @ Ironwood

Don’r worry about that. During the summer, I entered Germany and France with my proof of vaccine from Quebec on my Phone. Nobody seemed to doubt its authenticity. Last name on my proof is not even the one written on my Canadian passport : maiden name on one and married name on the other…;-)

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by Ironwood @, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 19:51 (12 days ago) @ Mag B

Don’r worry about that. During the summer, I entered Germany and France with my proof of vaccine from Quebec on my Phone. Nobody seemed to doubt its authenticity. Last name on my proof is not even the one written on my Canadian passport : maiden name on one and married name on the other…;-)

Here in British Columbia we've been issued "vaccine passports" that consist of one of those QR code thingies.....which links to an App, apparently. This is fine for those with cellphones, but 25% of adult Canadians apparently don't own a cellphone: we're apparently chopped liver.
Anyway, we asked the provincial government to mail us paper copies of our vaccine passports, which they did. But for some reason, the photocopied QR codes don't seem to scan very reliably. So far, no local restaurant has refused us. Best laid plans, etc. But the possibility of being refused entry into a local restaurant pales in comparison to having some over-officious customs/immigration guy deny us entry into their country.

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by Mag B, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 20:59 (12 days ago) @ Ironwood

Outside of your Province, nobody should try to read your QR code with their app. because it is not compatible. They will read the written info on your pass (paper or electronic). The only « bouncer » who tried to read my QR with a terminal in a restaurant in France froze his app :-D . Then the guy read my pass, listen to my explanation and let me in.

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by The Fez ⌂ @, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 22:26 (12 days ago) @ Ironwood

This is fine for those with cellphones, but 25% of adult Canadians apparently don't own a cellphone: we're apparently chopped liver.


I believe that I've corrected you on this false statistic in the past. https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/11/05/86-percent-of-canadians-own-smartphone/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20latest%20stats,Canadians%20love%20technol...

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by Ironwood @, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 15:15 (6 days ago) @ The Fez

This is fine for those with cellphones, but 25% of adult Canadians apparently don't own a cellphone: we're apparently chopped liver.

I believe that I've corrected you on this false statistic in the past. https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/11/05/86-percent-of-canadians-own-smartphone/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20latest%20stats,Canadians%20love%20technol...

Thanks for your correction. I did use the word "apparently"....twice....but whether the figure is 5, 10 or 25%, the fact remains there exists a significant number of Canadians who do not, nor are many of them likely to own a smart/cellphone, simply by virtue of age. Authorities need to acknowledge this fact, and provide accordingly.....at least until we've died off.

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by Little Guy, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 20:40 (12 days ago) @ Ironwood

No one has yet stated what will constitute "proof of vaccination" for Canadians entering the US (or Mexico?) by land borders come early November, when those borders are expected to open. Same question for local Zihua hotel operators: what would a Canadian provide in the way of proof?

Those are topics for US and Mexican authority address.

(So, far, some provinces are providing a document of some sort, but who will recognize them outside of Canada? Our Federal government keeps hinting at a national "vaccine passport", but if they don't soon get off their backsides, it'll be too late for the upcoming winter tourism season.)

Those familiar with the Canadian constitution will understand that health care, and the associated records, are in provincial authority. The federal government would serve in a coordinating function, so it cannot effectively move faster than the provinces.

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by Toby@Zihua @, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 20:15 (6 days ago) @ Little Guy

We just noticed this evening that in Quebec we now have two available documents from health authorities, a first one in credit card format that we can print (in case you don’t have a smart phone), with Quebec logo on it, and a second one in a letter format, with both Quebec and Canada logo, bilingual texts. That’s some progress…

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by Ironwood @, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 20:33 (6 days ago) @ Toby@Zihua

We just noticed this evening that in Quebec we now have two available documents from health authorities, a fist one in credit card format that we can print (in case you don’t have a smart phone), with Quebec logo on it, and a second one in a letter format, with both Quebec and Canada logo, bilingual texts. That’s some progress…

Quebec agreed to two logos? That is progress! Of course Quebec considers it "deux nations égales".