Japan tightens entry rules for Vietnamese amid virus concern

16-Jan-2021 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Japan suspended the frameworks of Residence Track and Business Track that ease travel restrictions with all countries and territories, including Vietnam, from today, January 14, until the state of emergency is lifted.

Due to the complicated development of the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese government on January 13 decided to tighten the country’s borders, according to the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.

Travellers, whose visas were issued on the two schemes and remain valid, are still allowed to enter Japan from now until January 21. However, they will not enjoy the relaxation of the 14-day quarantine period after arrival on the Business Track scheme.

Besides, foreigners entering Japan will have to commit to not using means of public transport for 14 days after arrival and have to self-quarantine at home or lodging facilities for 14 days.

The competent agencies will publicise the names and nationalities of those who break these rules and banish them.

In addition, from January 13, Vietnamese travellers entering Japan are required to submit papers certifying they have tested negative for Covid-19. Their negative Covid-19 tests must be conducted within 72 hours ahead of their departure.

If tourists fail to show their negative Covid-19 test certificates, they must be quarantined and undergo Covid-19 testing within three days after arrival.

The Business Track enables limited business activities during the 14-day stay at home after arrival, a scheme mainly meant for short-term business travellers.

The Residence Track was for long-term visits but required visitors to stay at home or other designated locations for 14 days.



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