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Japan eases entry restrictions for fully vaccinated businessmen

06.11.2021 137 просмотров

Quarantine for them from November 8 will be reduced from ten to three days.


From next week, Japanese authorities will ease entry restrictions for fully vaccinated foreigners arriving in the country on short-term business trips. Seiji Kihara, Deputy Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country,

“The quarantine for this group of people will be reduced from ten to three days from November 8” , he noted. Seiji Kihara emphasized that the easing will not affect tourist travel at this stage - the entry of this group of citizens into Japan will remain closed. At the same time, he noted that the government will closely monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus, both domestically and abroad, and in accordance with this will take certain decisions to further ease entry restrictions.

Earlier this week, Cabinet Secretary General Hirokazu Matsuno announced that the Japanese authorities plan to gradually ease the tight restrictions on entry into the country now in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From December 28 last year Japan introduced a de facto ban on the issuance of new visas to citizens of all states and regions of the world in connection with the spread of coronavirus strains. Currently, only Japanese and foreigners with permanent residence and long-term visas can enter the country. Relatives of foreigners living in Japan may also be allowed entry in "exceptional cases", such as family reasons. Due to these restrictions, about 370,000 people are waiting for visas to Japan, 70% of them are trainees and students.

Japan currently recognizes vaccination certificates for Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and in India, Covishield vaccines distributed in 50 countries and regions. These include Belarus, Great Britain, Vietnam, Germany, Lebanon, Indonesia, USA, Thailand, Turkey, France, Switzerland. Russia is not on this list.

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