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Japan to End Mandatory Covid Tests for Travelers from China

Japan on Monday said it will end the mandatory requirement of COVID-19 tests for travelers arriving in the country from China.

“The government will adopt a selective approach to testing visitors from China instead of examining each of them,” Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference.

The new policy will be adopted from Wednesday, Kyodo News reported.

Japan last month imposed restrictions on travelers, asking for negative COVID-19 tests from arrivals from China.

In retaliation, Beijing suspended visa issuance to Japanese citizens, which was later resumed.

China dumped its “zero-COVID” policy in December last year, allowing full international travel.

Source: AA

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