Japan to cut 7-day quarantine period to 3, allow in more foreigners

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Japan is considering shortening the quarantine period for those entering the country from the current seven days to three, as part of its eased COVID-19 border controls, government sources said Wednesday. Starting in March, the government is also planning to raise the limit on the number of new entrants to 5,000 a day from the current 3,500, according to the sources. It is expected to accept foreign nationals wishing to enter Japan for non-tourism purposes within that daily limit. Japan's border controls have come under international criticism from companies to students for being too stringent...

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