— Published 2 December 2020

No quarantine for foreign visitors

The end of the year promises to be decisive in the preparation of the Tokyo 2020 Games. According to the business daily Nikkei, Japan would be ready to very clearly relax its health rules in order to facilitate the entry of foreign visitors next year for the Olympic and Paralympic event. Citing an anonymous but presumed reliable source, Nikkei explains that a “significant” number of foreign visitors will be able to enter the country without compulsory vaccination or quarantine, provided they can show negative results for the coronavirus tests and download tracking applications on their smartphone upon their arrival. The Japanese daily also reports that foreigners will be able to use public transport. Under current restrictions imposed by authorities in the archipelago, travelers from foreign countries must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Japan. The more official announcement of the health security measures planned for the Tokyo Games is expected in the coming days, at the latest before the end of December.