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Aug 23, 2022 03:09 PM
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Japan Weighs Easing Covid Travel Controls, Raising Cap on Tourists

Travelers make their way to a Covid-19 test facility upon arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on June 1. Photo: VCG
Travelers make their way to a Covid-19 test facility upon arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on June 1. Photo: VCG

(Nikkei Asia) — 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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