Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Japan, which has some of the strictest COVID regulations for entry, has decided to ease entry restrictions for visitors to and residents of the country.
Current regulations require people arriving in Japan to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Japan.
The new regulations fall more into line with many other countries that have relaxed the rules for entry.
From Sept. 7, those entering Japan will only have to show that they have received three doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines on a vaccination certificate approved by the Japanese government.
However, Japan is still restricting the number of visitors that can enter the country to 20,000 per day.
Kishida said in May that he wanted to bring Japan’s border measures more in line with those of other Group of Seven nations.
Japan in June opened up to tourists for the first time in two years, but requirements that they apply for visas and stick to guided, package tours have kept actual numbers of inbound visitors small.