Japan Announces Strict Quarantine Rules For India Arrivals; Here’s Everything To Know

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by Suchismita Pal
by Suchismita Pal 451

Omicron cases are rising in several countries now, sending waves of fear among the masses all over again. To contain the spread of the virus, Japan has announced strict quarantine rules for Japanese nationals and foreign residents arriving from India, Greece, Romania and four US states Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota and New York. They must undergo two-week quarantine in Japan. Among this 14-day period, three days must be compulsorily spent at government-designated facilities.

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Travellers From India Need To Spend A Two-Week Quarantine In Japan Now; 3 Days Institutional Quarantine Mandatory

Japan has issued quarantine rules for travellers from different countries after it reported its first Omicron variant case. The institutional quarantine is mandatory for travellers from countries like Austria, Ecuador and France as well. Also, Japan has banned the entry of all foreign residents from 10 South African nations. It also includes the residents holding long-term visas. Those travelling to Japan now from India must download the ‘OEL’ mobile app and submit a ‘Health declaration form’. Upon reaching Japan, they must undergo a 14-day quarantine, three days of which will be compulsorily in a government facility.

Japan quarantineWho Can Travel To Japan From India Now?

Not everyone from India is eligible to travel to Japan now. Also, it is closed to travellers who have been in India in the last 14 days. Permanent residents, Long Term Residents, Japanese PR, spouses of Japanese nationals and children of Japanese nationals will be exempt from the above rule if the embassy issues a ‘re-entry permission letter’ to them.

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Those eligible to travel must show a negative COVID RT-PCR test report, with sample taken not earlier than 72 hours before boarding and undergo another test on arrival at the airport in Japan.  Meanwhile, These 6 Indian States Have Implemented New Travel Restrictions Amid Omicron Scare.

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