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Japan to ease entry restrictions for business travelers staying 72 hours or less

  • October 23, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei wrote that the GOJ is making arrangements to allow business travelers who plan to stay in Japan no more than 72 hours to enter the country without quarantining beginning as early as next month on the condition that they present negative COVID-19 test certificates and plans for their activities while in Japan to the immigration authorities. They will not be allowed to use public transportation and required to restrict their activities to limited areas, such as workplaces and hotels. The paper wrote that Japan is aiming to revive the economy by easing entry restrictions. The paper also wrote that the GOJ is considering applying the new rules to Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand, and will study the possibility of expanding them to the United States, European nations, and India while carefully monitoring the infection situations in these countries. Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei ran similar reports.

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