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Japan weighs ending pre-arrival COVID test requirement

Vaccinated travelers no longer would need proof of negative result

Narita Airport, near Tokyo. Japan's current border controls require travelers to show proof of a negative COVID test result from within 72 hours of departure. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- Japan's government is considering ending the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement for inbound travelers who are vaccinated, Nikkei has learned.

The current border controls require travelers to show proof of a negative test result from within 72 hours of departure. As some countries curtail their testing capabilities, obtaining the necessary documents has become more difficult.

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