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Japan to issue digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in December

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Japan to issue digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in December

FILE PHOTO: A man receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Tokyo, Japan June 25, 2021. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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The digital certificates will be intended for overseas travel rather than domestic use, reports the Nikkei newspaper

Japan will issue online COVID-19 vaccination certificates from December, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, September 5.

The government plans to issue the certificates – which will be intended for overseas travel rather than domestic use – via a QR scan code through a smartphone app from around mid-December, the Nikkei said, without citing sources.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other cabinet members are slated on Monday for a council meeting on the promotion of a digital society where they will decide on the government’s policy for digital vaccine passports, the report said.

The Nikkei said the project will be a priority for Japan’s new Digital Agency, which launched this week to focus on bringing central and local government infrastructure online. – Rappler.com

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