The Japanese Goverment is going to make a vaccine passport available from July month for Japanese travellers in a bid to relaunch tourism and business trips abroad.
- Vaccine certificate will be paper-based rather than digital.
- It will be issued by local governments from next month.
Digital Vaccine Passport in European Union
The European Union is working on digital COVID-19 vaccine passport for summer of 2021 to reboot tourism and attract tourists. European Union version of certificate will comprise of information on whether a person has been vaccinated or had the virus, tested negative or had been recovered.
The immunity passport or immunity certificate, is a document in paper as well as digital format. The Vaccine certificate attest whether its bearer is immune to a contagious disease or not. This public certification can be taken by govts to mitigate an epidemic. It is different than a vaccination record or vaccination certificate verified by medical records of the clinic. Concept of immunity passports has drawn attention during COVID-19 as a way forward to contain pandemic and permit faster economic recovery.
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