Fully vaccinated travelers should not be quarantined for extended periods in Japan.

In this regard, the Japanese government recently announced that it will relax quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers and shorten the self-isolation period at home from 14 days to 10 days. In a press conference, Cabinet Secretary-General Katsunobu Kato said people who have been fully vaccinated can leave after the 10-day quarantine period and as long as their COVID-19 tests are negative.

Under current rules, anyone traveling to Japan from any of the 45 countries and regions, including India, the UK, and the Philippines, had to spend three of the 14 days in a government-designated facility due to the high risk of spread and release. of COVID-19 versions.

However, according to the latest reports, fully vaccinated individuals should not have to follow these previously established rules. Japan currently does not allow foreigners to enter the country. Therefore, most arriving passengers were Japanese citizens or foreigners living in the country. The cabinet secretary-general said the relaxed quarantine rules are the first in a series of steps to be considered when reviewing the country’s border measures. He also said the country will consider allowing foreign travelers abroad, depending on the COVID-19 situation, and take appropriate measures, including restrictions on testing and freedom of movement.