Japan To Issue Vaccine Passport For Travel Abroad
Tokyo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Jun, 2021 ) :Japan said on Thursday it will make a vaccine passport available from next month for Japanese travellers, as governments around the world experiment with ways to relaunch tourism and business trips.
The certificate will be paper-based rather than digital and will be issued by local governments from sometime next month, he said.
The European Union is working on a digital vaccine passport for this summer so it can welcome back badly needed tourists, and some EU countries plan to introduce certificates at the national level.
The EU version will feature information on whether a person has been vaccinated, or had the virus, tested negative, and recovered.
But the idea is controversial in some places, with conservative US states like Florida and Texas rejecting the idea of vaccine travel documents as a violation of peoples' basic rights.
Japan's vaccine rollout started comparatively slowly, but has picked up pace in recent weeks. Just over six percent of the population is currently fully vaccinated.