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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Traveling Aboard


When visiting certain foreign counties, you may be required to show documents that verify that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please be informed that Hikone City issues a COVID-19 vaccine passport to its residents.


  • Those who are required to submit a COVID-19 vaccine passport to go overseas.
  • Those who have been vaccinated with vaccine tickets issued by Hikone.

A Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Is Available!]


  1. My Number card and it four-digit password
  2. Passport

Please download the app on your smartphone by clicking the link below.

To understand how to navigate the app to get a digital vaccine record, please refer to the image or click the link to go to the website of Japan’s Digital Agency (in Japanese only). 


1. Application Form

2. A Photocopy of a Passport

*No COVID-19 vaccine passport can be issued if a passport had expired.

  Be sure to show a valid passport when requesting Hikone City to issue its vaccine passport.

3. A Photocopy of a Vaccine Ticket

*If you are a healthcare worker, please submit your vaccination record.

4. A Photocopy of Identification

*Driver’s license, residence card, health insurance card, etc.

How to Apply

By Post

Please submit all the requirements (see above) to the address below.

After your application is screened and accepted, the Hikone city hall will mail your vaccine passport to your address.

【Mailing Address】


To Shiga, Hikone, Hasska-cho 1900-Banchi 4, Kusunoki Center,

Hikone Kenkou Suishinka, Corona Vaccine Sesshu Taisakushitsu

Hikone Health Promotion Division

If you choose to apply for your vaccine passport in person, please come to the Hikone Health Promotion Division (2F, Kusunoki Center) with all required documents.

You application will be screened, and if accepted, you will receive your vaccine passport through the mail.


*To avoid creating crowded settings, you are recommended to apply by post.

*It may take one week to four weeks the Hikone Health Promotion Division to issue a vaccine passport.

*Be sure to fill out an application form. If there is even one error in your application form, your application will not be accepted.

A List of Countries That Recognize Japan’s Vaccine Passport (created by the MOFA)

※The countries list is available only in Japanese

Contact Information

【In Japanese】

・Questions about the Japan’s Vaccine Passport System

COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)

Tel: 0120-761-770 (9:00 AM – 9: 00 PM, everyday)


・Questions about the Application Process for a Vaccine Passport

Hikone Call Center: 0120-152811 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM *no service on weekends and holidays.)


【In English, Portuguese, Chinese (Tue & Fri) or Vietnamese(Tue & Thr) 】

・Hikone Support Center for Foreign Residents

Tel: 0749-30-6113 (8:30 AM – 5:15 PM *no service on weekends and holidays.)