Taiwan Covered by Japan’s Latest Easing of Border Controls
Taipei, March 2 (CNA) Japan began allowing some foreign visitors, but not tourists, to enter on Tuesday, with Taiwanese eligible for a reduced quarantine or full waiver under certain circumstances, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Japan.
To enter Japan, people must first be visiting for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes such as business and employment, or for a long-term stay, the official said. ministry. Tourists, however, are not eligible at this time.
For Taiwanese who can present valid vaccination records showing they have received three designated COVID-19 vaccines, they will be exempt from the standard 7-day quarantine period, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
The first and second shots they received must be Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT), Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson (one shot), the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, which is Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, explained in a Facebook page. Medigen vaccine produced in Taiwan is not included.
Meanwhile, the booster should be either BNT or Moderna, the association said, suggesting that those planning to travel to Japan should bring their COVID-19 vaccination record, known as a “yellow card”, for checks at the airport.
For visitors who do not meet the vaccination requirements, they will either be required to undergo a 7-day home quarantine or a 3-day home quarantine if they can show a negative result from a voluntary PCR or test fast, the association said.
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