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Japan to Join EU, China in Issuing Digital Vaccine Passport


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Coronavirus vaccine next to Japan's Rising Sun.

Japan is preparing to launch a digital vaccine passport that can be accessed through an app on a mobile phone.

Credit: Reuters

Like China and the European Union, Japan will issue digital vaccine passports to citizens who have been immunized against the coronavirus, in order to facilitate international travel.

The Japanese government could add the digital health certificate to an app slated for release in April that would hold digital certificates for negative test results and connect to a new system that tracks progress in the government's vaccination program.

The app would allow citizens to provide proof of vaccination to board a plane or check into a hotel.

The Japanese government will consider EU vaccination certificates and "CommonPass" universal digital certificate in crafting its certification standards.

From Nikkei Asia
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