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Japan waives 14-day quarantine after business trips

Loosened rules apply to people returning from all countries, including US and Europe

Japan will lift entry bans against nine nations and territories, including China. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan will exempt qualified business travelers who return after overseas trips lasting one week or less from a 14-day-quarantine requirement starting on Sunday.

The change, approved Friday by the country's coronavirus task force, applies to Japanese citizens and those holding residency status.

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