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Japan balks at waiving quarantine for vaccinated travelers

'No precedent' for shortening mandatory period, health ministry argues

An inbound passenger from the U.S. screened at Narita Airport: Japan's quarantine policy is stricter than those of many other countries. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Japan remains reluctant to ease its 14-day quarantine requirement for even fully vaccinated travelers from overseas, bucking a global trend and possibly delaying the resumption of business travel.

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