Japanese government to issue vaccination passport for overseas travel
The Japanese government announced on June 17, 2021 that it will make vaccine passports available to Japanese travelers from next month. The move came as governments around the world are experimenting with ways to revive business travel and tourism.
The main government spokesman, Katsunobu Kato, informed that the government is preparing to issue a vaccination certificate to those who need it when visiting foreign countries.
In Japan, even though the borders are closed to almost all foreign arrivals, the rules will be relaxed for the Olympics, which will open in Tokyo on July 23 and run until August 8, 2021.
Vaccine certificate in Japan:
Vaccination certificates, issued by the Japanese government to travelers planning to travel to foreign countries, will be on paper rather than digital. It will be issued by local governments in July 2021.
Company officials in Japan have wanted a vaccine document that will help restore business travel.
The vaccine rollout in Japan started relatively slowly, but has accelerated in recent weeks. Just over 6% of the country’s population is currently fully immunized.
Plan of the European Union on the digital passport:
In order to resume travel, the European Union has been working on a digital vaccine passport for the summer of 2021 so that it can once again welcome tourists who play an important role in the EU economy.
Some countries of the European Union are also considering introducing certificates at national level.
The European version of the digital certificate will contain information such as whether the person has had the virus, has tested negative and has recovered or has been vaccinated.
The United States plan for Americans who wish to travel:
In May 2021, the United States government also announced that it was considering special documentation for vaccinated Americans who wish to travel abroad.
However, the idea is controversial in some places, with conservative US states such as Florida and Texas dismissing the idea of vaccinated travel documents as a violation of basic human rights.