Kishida says Japan looking to ease entry restrictions on foreign workers and students

Japan's government is planning to reduce the quarantine period from 10 to 3 days for most vaccinated people arriving in the country for business purposes.Sources say the new rules will come into effect as early as Monday next week.The government had previously required overseas arrivals to self-quarantine for 14 days as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.In October, the period was reduced to 10 days for people who had been inoculated with the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines approved by the government.Under the new rules, business people arriving in Japan will be asked to self-quarantine for 3 days.On day four onwards, they will be allowed to use public transportation and dine out, once they test negative for the virus. But the companies they are doing business with will need to be keep track of them.The officials plan to allow foreign students to enter Japan for their education as long as their schools keep records of their whereabouts.The government also plans to increase its cap on international arrivals from the current 3,500 visitors a day to 5,000, starting late this month.

Resource From : Japan Times 2022/2/12
URL : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/02/12/national/japan-travel-ban-easing/