Japan to begin issuing "vaccine passports" in July

Added On June 19, 2021

The Japanese government plans to allow municipalities to begin issuing "vaccine passports" from mid-July.
The top government spokesperson said that to prepare for prompt issuance, Japan will first issue the vaccination certificates by paper but will also consider digital format.
The Japanese government wants its citizens carrying the documents verifying their vaccination status to be exempted or only have to undergo a shortened quarantine period when they travel.
The certificates will be free of charge and based on the government's vaccination records. They will be available to regular passport holders.   
The vaccine passports will also show the vaccine manufacturer, with the information written in Japanese and English.