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Japan to start digital immigration procedures Mon.

  • December 14, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:02 p.m.
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Tokyo, Dec. 14 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Digital Agency said Tuesday it will start on Monday operations of a web app that enables users to conduct quarantine, immigration and customs declaration procedures in an integrated way.


Introduced in anticipation of an increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan after the novel coronavirus pandemic is over, the app, called Visit Japan Web, will improve work efficiency and user convenience by digitalizing complicated procedures.


Japanese people returning from abroad will also be eligible to use the service.


With the app, in addition to being able to register a coronavirus test certificate, users can fill out quarantine questionnaires and customs declaration forms beforehand online, instead of conducting them on paper or on different systems.


At airport quarantine checks, users only have to show the quick response, or QR, code shown on their smartphones.


The service is available in both Japanese and English. People will need to register their email addresses to use the app.


The cost of developing the web app stood at some 50 million yen.

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