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Japan to introduce vaccination passports this summer

07.06.2021 134 просмотров

At the first stage, the document will be issued to those who often travel abroad.

Japan plans to begin issuing coronavirus vaccination passports this summer. The business newspaper Nikkei reported this on Monday.

It is noted that at the first stage such passports will be issued to citizens who often travel abroad. According to the publication, high-ranking Japanese officials are already using the appropriate certificates when traveling to other countries, since in the United States and European countries they have increasingly begun to request information about vaccinations.

The development of the vaccination passport system in Japan is carried out by a special group of specialists, which is supervised by the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country Katsunobu Kato. It is expected that by the end of the year a system of digital vaccination passports will be developed, which works like an application for mobile devices.

Vaccination in Japan began in mid-February. To date, 2.9 million out of 4.8 million health workers have completed full immunization. On April 12, vaccination of the country's 36 million people over the age of 65 also began.

Last year, Tokyo signed agreements with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, the American Moderna and the American-German consortium of Pfizer and BioNTech for the supply of drugs against coronavirus . All three drugs are currently approved for use by the Japanese Ministry of Health, but vaccination using AstraZeneca is not yet available.

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