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Japan trails in easing travel restrictions for vaccinated

14-day quarantine request risks hampering business recovery

Arriving passengers at Heathrow Airport in London. The U.K. has removed the quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers from countries not on the no-go list.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan so far has refused to relax its 14-day quarantine request for travelers from overseas even as other major economies move to waive such requirements for the vaccinated.

Following a request from top business lobby Keidanren this month, Tokyo has signaled its intention to gradually ease the restrictions. It is considering shortening the quarantine duration but remains reluctant to waive it altogether.

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