The Japanese government announced that it will lift its COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers from China in May.

Key Points:

  • Beginning May 8, individuals traveling to Japan from China will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a predeparture inspection certificate to enter the country.
  • Until May 8, those traveling from China who are unable to present a valid vaccination certificate or a valid certificate of inspection will not be allowed to enter Japan.
  • Those entering Japan with symptoms of suspected COVID-19 infection will be tested upon arrival; individuals who test positive will be required to quarantine at a designated facility.

Additional Information: More information regarding current COVID-19 entry requirements for those traveling to Japan is available here.

BAL Analysis: Border measures may change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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