Japan to Require Chinese Travelers to Perform Negative COVID Test

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Japan to Require Chinese Travelers to Perform Negative COVID Test

Japan will require a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival of travelers from mainland China due to the rapid spread of the virus in the country, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday.

Travelers from China who test positive will have to quarantine for seven days, Kishida told reporters, adding that the new border measures for China will take effect from midnight on Dec. 30.

The government will also limit requests from airlines to increase flights to China, he said.

Japan reopened its borders to tourists in October, following more than two years of strict COVID restrictions, provided travelers present proof of vaccination or a negative result in coronavirus tests conducted before departure.

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