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Japan to ease COVID rules for visitors from China on April 5

Negative test results will not be required for travelers with 3 vaccine shots

Japan will ease restrictions on visitors from China, based on the low infection rate in tested arrivals. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- Travelers to Japan from China with proof of three or more COVID-19 vaccine doses will not need to submit negative test results, starting on April 5.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and senior government officials confirmed plans for easing entry rules in a meeting Thursday.

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