People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico can now request a vaccination certificate.
The document can be requested at cvcovid.salud.gob.mx and will be sent to the email address entered when registering for the vaccine.
The certificate will not be available to persons who received the vaccine outside of Mexico, or as part of a private vaccination campaign.
“There are people who have been vaccinated and need to travel to other countries, this certificate should be useful to them as it proves that they have been vaccinated in Mexico,” said Federal Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell.
As of July 6, the website to solicit the certificate was unresponsive — likely due to a high volume of traffic.
The new certificate has the potential of opening up travel for people vaccinated in Mexico, particularly to countries with tight COVID-19 travel controls, including Canada and European Union member states.
It will be up to each country to recognize the validity of the certificate as a means to cross their border. Countries are expected to officially accept Mexico’s new certificate.
As of Monday, Mexico’s government has fully inoculated approximately 20 million people against COVID-19.