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Japan business lobby wants quarantine exemption for the vaccinated

Keidanren says blanket travel restriction hinders economic recovery

Japan's main airports have been eerily quiet since the government began requiring all international travelers to quarantine for 14 days after landing in the country.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japan Business Federation on Monday put forward a set of proposals aimed at normalizing the nation's economic activity now that vaccinations have made steady progress.

One of the group's proposals is to exempt fully vaccinated travelers from Japan's mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry. If the proposal is adopted, it could increase travel to Japan and help boost economic activity.

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