Japan to ease quarantine rules for the vaccinated

NHK -- Sep 29
Japan's government will ease quarantine rules in October for vaccinated travelers entering the country, except those coming from nine nations where the Mu variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed.

Under the current rules, travelers from the countries and territories where the coronavirus is running rampant have been required to stay at designated facilities for three days following their arrival in Japan.

Upon leaving the facilities, they still have to self-isolate in their homes or other locations in Japan until 14 days have passed since their arrival in the country.

The government will ease the rules on October 1. Those with proof of getting vaccinated at least 14 days before their entry into Japan will be exempt from the three-day stay at designated facilities.

The vaccines they receive must be those approved by Japanese authorities.

Such people will still have to self-isolate at their homes or other locations. But they will be able to end self-isolation early, if they test negative after at least 10 days after their arrival.

On the other hand, travelers from the nine countries will be required to stay at the designated facilities for six days and then will have to self-isolate at their homes or other places until 14 days have passed since their arrival.

The countries are Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Philippines, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru.

 政府は新型コロナウイルスの水際対策について、ワクチン接種証明書を持っている人を対象に来月から入国後の待機期間を14日間から10日間に短縮する方針を固めました。

 現在、政府はすべての入国者に対し、自宅などで14日間の待機を求めています。

 しかし、世界的にワクチン接種が進むなか、政府はワクチン接種証明書を持っている人を対象に入国後10日目以降に受けた検査で陰性だった場合、残りの期間の待機を求めない方針を固めました。

 対象となるのはファイザー、モデルナ、アストラゼネカのワクチンを接種した人です。

 来月1日の午前0時以降に入国・帰国する人が対象となります。 - ANNnewsCH