Japan relaxes border control in June and imposes a “smooth immigration process”

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan will begin lifting border control measures in June and will implement the same entry process as the other seven group (G7) developed countries.

Fumio Kishida spoke at a press conference in London after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on global security and strengthening bilateral relations.

In him speechKishida said Japan’s response to COVID-19 was “one of the most successful in the world” and allowed the government to strengthen its health system and increase immunization rates.

“We have now significantly relaxed border control measures. The next mitigation will take place in June and Japan will introduce a smoother immigration process similar to other G7 member countries,” he details. Did not touch.

Since November 2021, Japan has banned foreign visitors from entering the country to contain the spread of Omicron variants and has adopted the strictest border control measures among the G7 countries.

The Immigration Bureau of Japan claimed that as of January 4, more than 400,000 visa-qualified persons were denied entry. About 152,900 of them were students studying in Japan.

Japan gradually lifted the immigration ban on foreign students and business travelers, increasing the maximum number of immigrants per day in April to 10,000, but foreign tourists are still banned. It is said that there is. Local report.

“Looking back on the strengthening of the quarantine system and the implementation of infection prevention measures, we reviewed the daily allocation to meet the needs of people who are trying to enter Japan, such as Japanese and foreign students,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno. The Secretary said on April 2.

Mr. Matsuno added that the government “gradually increases the number of visitors from overseas.”

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all participants will be subject to a 7-day home quarantine, but if the test result on the third day is negative, the quarantine requirement may be lifted.

Travelers arriving from countries where outbreaks have been controlled after completing a third vaccination may be exempt from quarantine.

Japan also ended the latest COVID-19 quasi-emergency situation in 18 prefectures on March 21, with new outbreaks declining.Country report The number of new cases on Thursday was 20,779, down from 41,750 last week.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.