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COVID vaccines

Japan to join EU and China in issuing digital vaccine passport

Certificate aims to enable travelers an easy way to prove they are inoculated

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

TOKYO -- Japan will issue digital health certificates to citizens who have been inoculated against coronavirus, joining China, the European Union and other countries that have embraced vaccine passports aimed at opening up overseas travel, Nikkei has learned.

The certificate can be managed on a mobile app and will be in line with international standards, allowing the carrier to present the proof of vaccination when boarding a plane or checking in to a hotel.

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