Arab News Japan
DUBAI: As Japanese citizens around the world return to their homes in Japan amid the coronavirus outbreak, there are certain procedures that they must follow before they can freely get out of isolation.
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An Emirates EK9440 flight, which departed from Dubai International airport and arrived at Tokyo’s Narita International airport May 15, carried about 60 passengers wishing to return to Japan.
The passengers, who were mainly Japanese nationals, arrived in Tokyo at 22:15 and were promptly taken for PCR testing as a precaution to curb a further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A temporary shelter is set up at a terminal in the Japanese airport, with cardboard boxes spread out throughout the space. Arrivals from different countries use this facility as a waiting area for government provided buses to transfer them to the “isolation hotels,” after they finish their PCR tests.
Returnees are required to stay in hotel rooms, provided by the Japanese government, and wait for their test results to come out.
They are also offered three complimentary meals by the hotel’s room service and are strictly forbidden from leaving their rooms.