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Japan to reopen borders for all travelers but not tourists

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 24, 2020
Japan plans to ease travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus for foreign travelers from around the world, excluding tourists, beginning in October, government sources said.
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The government is considering allowing about 1,000 foreigners to enter the country each day mainly for stays of three months or longer, with increased virus testing capacity at airports to accommodate them, the sources said.

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Currently, Japan is imposing an entry ban for 159 countries and regions. Foreigners who have been to the areas within 14 days of their arrival are being turned away, with some exceptions.

Businesspeople have already been allowed to come from some Asian countries including Vietnam and Thailand if they meet certain conditions, including providing negative coronavirus test results, and foreign students on government grants can also enter the country.