Japan to begin accepting other countries vaccine passports for Olympic Games


The Japanese government will expand the number of countries it is asking to ease entry restrictions for holders of its COVID-19 vaccination certificates as it seeks to make its "vaccine passport" a convenient travel document for its residents.

Tokyo, which plans to accept applications for such documents starting July 26, will lobby a dozen countries, including Italy and Greece, to waive quarantines and other restrictions for Japanese holders of vaccine passports.

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It hopes the countries will exempt holders from quarantine requirements or reduce quarantine periods.

Countries that waive restrictions for vaccine passport holders will be announced on the country's Foreign Ministry's website.

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