- New system for reduced quarantine times for some fully vaccinated business travelers
Beginning Nov. 8, 2021, the government announced a new system allowing certain travelers to apply for Ministry pre-approval (AMPA) to qualify for reduced quarantine measures. Additional insight is found here. Travelers entering as a business visitor, those holding a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and residents of Japan are impacted under this program.
Travelers who submit a copy of a valid vaccination certificate and AMPA approval upon arrival will be required to enter a self-isolated quarantine for 3 days. For a list of approved vaccines click here. After day 3, travelers are required to be monitored for an additional 4-14 days and the traveler must take a COVID-19 test at a designated facility and produce a negative result to begin the reduced quarantine measures. On day 14, the visa sponsoring entity is required to report a notice of the successful completion of the 14-day quarantine period to the relevant ministry of federal agency.
What are the Changes?
The government of Japan introduced a new system allowing for reduced quarantine times for qualified travelers. This system will reduce the previous 10-day self-isolated quarantine to 3 days for qualified travelers.
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