- 14 Mar 2002
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The new regulations allow entry for residents with permission to stay more than three months and international students, regardless of where they come from. However, the planned change will not cover tourists. Also, I am not quite sure how feasible the 72-hour limitation will be for most travellers (see quote below):
Upon arrival, all foreign nationals travelling to Japan are required to undergo coronavirus testing and observe a 14-day quarantine period. From September, all foreign travellers, including those with a legal residence status, are also required to submit proof they were tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their departure for Japan.
The country will start allowing entry for long-term residents and international students, regardless of where they come from, reports say.
The Japanese government plans to allow more foreigners to enter for stays of three months or longer from Oct 1, sources with knowledge of the plans said Wednesday, significantly easing travel restrictions meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Around 1,000 foreigners would be granted...