Municipalities across Japan on July 26 started accepting applications for “vaccine passports” from people who are fully inoculated against COVID-19 and hope to travel overseas.
The Japanese government is considering starting the issuance of certificates to COVID-19 vaccine recipients in the country as submission of such certificates is required in some nations abroad.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency Friday in Tokyo and the western Japan prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo in an effort to curb a surge in coronavirus cases during the upcoming Golden Week holidays.
The following is a chronology of major events related to the novel coronavirus and Japan.
The following is the gist of key measures to be taken after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's declaration of the country's third state of emergency over the coronavirus
Privately run coronavirus testing centers at Tokyo's Haneda airport for boarding passengers will open on Saturday April 10
The risk of spreading the coronavirus at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics could be reduced by 99% if organizers and spectators take thorough measures against it, a research team said Monday, when it released its computer-generated prediction.
Due to the coronavirus infection being contagious, depending on the country you plan to travel to, you may need a PCR test before you leave Japan.
This article covers FAQ about Corona Virus Vaccination rollout in Japan
How to Spend This Holiday Season With the end of the year and new year just ahead, please continue taking steps to prevent the spread of infection. Please do not go to crowded places. Only spend time with people you usually meet. Remember to wear a mask and wash your hands. And, please keep rooms ventilated.