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Japan To Begin Easing Border Restrictions Starting In March

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After two years of a closed border, Japan will begin to ease entry restrictions starting next month. The updates include reduced quarantine and removing the ban on some international arrivals.

The announcement was made at a press conference on late Thursday local time by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. 

Street in old town of Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Current Ban Of Foreign Students, Business Travelers To Be Lifted

With the sixth wave of the virus reportedly on its way out, the country is planning for the next step. Japan’s current travel restrictions are scheduled to expire at the end of February; amongst them a ban on all nonresident foreigners from entering the country that was put in place on November 30, 2021, following the outbreak of the Omicron variant.

“We are gradually walking toward the exit of the sixth wave. We need to start preparing for the next phase, in stages,” Prime Minister Kishida said during…

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