The Japanese government is considering requiring visitors to the East Olympics to provide proof of vaccination or negative results.

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported today that the Japanese government intends to require that Tokyo Olympic site spectators provide proof of inoculation or 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) negativity upon entry.

Citing unnamed government officials, Yomiuri Shimbun reported that spectators are now being considered for a ban on cheering, eating, high-fiving and drinking inside the venue in order to prevent and control the outbreak.

A decision on the maximum number of spectators at the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to be made by the Japanese government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the East Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee and other relevant bodies in mid-June.

For spectators who have completed vaccination, it is proposed to replace the negative certificate with a certificate of vaccination. This will be discussed in more detail by the relevant authorities.