Japan exempts Vietnamese vacationers from quarantine, Covid exams

Japan exempts Vietnamese tourists from quarantine, Covid tests

Vacationers are seen at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2020. Photograph by Reuters/Ju-min Park

Japan formally reopened its borders to vacationers from Vietnam from Wednesday and exempted quarantine and Covid exams for these with three pictures of an accepted Covid vaccine.

These having obtained a 3rd dose of one of many vaccines from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Bharat Biotech and Nonavax don’t must be examined for Covid earlier than and after entry, Japan National Tourism Group (JNTO) stated.

If travelers have been inoculated with vaccines of different varieties or haven’t had three doses of the Covid vaccines, they have to take a Covid take a look at upon arrival.

If examined constructive, vacationers will probably be despatched to hospitals for therapy. In case of unfavourable outcome, they must self-quarantine at a lodge the place they beforehand booked and be examined once more after three days. In the event that they present unfavourable outcome once more, they will travel freely.

As well as, guests must signal a kind promising they may adjust to native coronavirus protocol. They may also want to finish a web based questionnaire and obtain a well being monitoring app.

Vacationers can go to Japan on solo or package deal excursions.

Particular person vacationers nonetheless have to guide their flights and lodging by way of a travel company. The explanation for that is so the company can share data on Japan’s social distancing guidelines whereas performing as a contact level in case the vacationer will get contaminated with Covid-19 whereas in Japan.

“Welcoming vacationers again after two years of pandemic is a serious turning level submit reopening. And now, we’re joyful to welcome you again,” stated Yamada Takio, Japanese ambassador to Vietnam.

In 2019, the 12 months earlier than the onset of the pandemic, there have been 495,000 Vietnamese vacationers to Japan, up 27 % year-on-year, in line with JNTO.

Japan started a phased reopening to vacationers in June however solely allowed in guests from 98 nations and territories, not together with Vietnam.

Source: E.vnexpress.net