Japan to ease COVID-19 entry curbs on foreigners with resident visas - NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to ease its COVID-19 entry restrictions on foreign nationals with resident visas from next month, public broadcaster NHK reported, after an outcry over the emotional and economic hardship that the measures are inflicting. Re-entry will be permitted for visa holders including permanent residents and exchange students on condition that they undergo testing for the coronavirus and quarantine for 14 days, the same policy that now applies to Japanese citizens re-entering the country, NHK reported on Friday.

Reuters August 21, 2020 06:10:32 IST
Japan to ease COVID-19 entry curbs on foreigners with resident visas - NHK

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to ease its COVID-19 entry restrictions on foreign nationals with resident visas from next month, public broadcaster NHK reported, after an outcry over the emotional and economic hardship that the measures are inflicting.

Re-entry will be permitted for visa holders including permanent residents and exchange students on condition that they undergo testing for the coronavirus and quarantine for 14 days, the same policy that now applies to Japanese citizens re-entering the country, NHK reported on Friday.

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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