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Japan to ease entry restrictions for all countries, but not tourists

Foreigners with permission to stay more than three months to be allowed in

Since the coronavirus pandemic, Japan has strictly limited the entry of foreigners into the country. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- Japan hopes to ease entry restrictions and resume accepting visitors from around the world in October, Nikkei has learned.

The government will limit entry to 1,000 people per day. Those who have permission for stays of more than three months will be able to enter but must quarantine for two weeks upon entry.

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