Japan mulls easing entry rules for travelers

Japan's government is considering reducing the self-quarantine period for vaccinated entrants arriving from overseas.

The government currently asks everyone who arrives from overseas to remain isolated at home or in accommodation facilities for 14 days.

But the government is thinking of reducing the period to 10 days, saying that it needs to bring social and economic activities back to normal in phases as the global vaccination rollout is making progress.

The government plans to reduce the period for only those inoculated with the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines. They will also have to carry vaccine certificates issued by Japan, the United States, or the European Union for the time being.
The government plans to start the measure from the end of this month at the earliest.