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Japan weighs scrapping quarantines for some travelers

Vaccinated people from countries with slow COVID spread would be exempted

Japan's stringent border controls have come under criticism from the business community and foreign students planning to study in the country.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is considering ending quarantine and self-isolation requirements next month for fully vaccinated and boosted travelers arriving from countries where coronavirus cases are not rising rapidly, Nikkei has learned.

Discussions have begun on how to loosen the stringent border controls imposed during November in response to the omicron variant. The controls are now set to end in March.

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