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Japan may scrap airport COVID-19 tests for arrivals from low-risk nations

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The government is considering exempting arrivals from what it considers low-risk countries and regions from COVID-19 tests at Japan’s airports, sources said Thursday. The plan does not include changes to the current requirement for per-departure PCR tests.

The government is aiming to avoid overburdening airport quarantine staff through the drastic relaxation of its COVID-19 border control measures, as Japan is expected to double the maximum daily number of people allowed to enter the country to around 20,000 as early as June 1.

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