Japan's Citizens Can Visit the USA With New Requirements
The U.S. Embassy in Japan recently announced all Japanese air passengers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, must show a negative SARS-CoV-2 virus test taken no more than one day before travel to the United States, regardless of nationality.
Announced on June 8, 2022, this tighter testing timeline provides an added degree of public health protection.
Travelers to the United States who have recently been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should review the U.S. CDC guidance before traveling.
'While in Japan, U.S. citizens are urged to follow all national and prefectural COVID-related guidance to protect their health, bearing in mind that transmission rates can accelerate and hospital capacity can quickly become strained in many areas,' says the Embassy's website.
The AP reported Japan's Tourism Agency says tours are being accepted from about 100 countries, including the USA, U.K., South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore, which are deemed as having low infection risks.
Previously, the on-arrival test, self-quarantine period, and the place of accommodation after entry into Japan changed on June 1, 2022, according to the grouping ("Red," "Yellow," and "Blue" categories) of the countries/regions in which the entrants stayed within 14 days before the day of return to Japan or the day of application for landing on Japan and whether they obtain a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The CDC stated on June 10, 2022, 'Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Japan.'
These travel vaccines are available at certified pharmacies and clinics in the USA.
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