URGENT: Japan to raise COVID entry cap, cut quarantine period from March

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Japan will relax COVID-19 border controls in March by raising the daily cap on entrants and cutting the quarantine period from seven days to three for both Japanese and foreign nationals, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday. The country's entry ban on nonresident foreigners, effective from late November to the end of February, has triggered a barrage of criticism for being too strict and not based on science.

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