While barring foreign spectators from attending the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19, Japan is aiming to facilitate travel for its own citizens with plans to introduce dual-language vaccination passports next month.

Japanese citizens will be able to file applications for vaccination certificates as early as mid-July, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Thursday, as cited by Reuters.

Kyodo News reported that the authorities will translate the government vaccination records from Japanese to English, so that applicants can be issued with a certificate confirming their vaccination status in both languages. (RT)