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Coronavirus

Japan to issue vaccine certificates to spur international travel

Inoculation proof expected to be used at airports, hotels, immigration counters

Japan hopes that vaccine certificates will kickstart business travel.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is planning to issue certificates to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as part of plans to restart business travel, with the government appointing a cross-ministry team led by Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato to oversee the project.

Kato on Thursday told reporters that he would coordinate the discussions around the certificates. The team will consist of members from different departments including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Cabinet Secretariat.

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