Starting in November, Japan will conditionally exempt business travelers and returnees from the 14-day quarantine policy, which was imposed on all arrivals from overseas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, government officials announced Friday.
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Specific rules on PCR tests and written pledges present challenges to those who aren’t Japanese
Fukuoka – When Anne-Sophie Mpacko recently learned that Japan’s borders had started opening, she was excited to begin her studies at Keio University, where she had been accepted as a doctoral student in clinical psychology.
In a long-awaited move, Japan is partially reopening its borders, allowing all foreign nationals from around the world who are planning to relocate to Japan to seek entry permission starting Thursday.
Japan will relax from October its border restrictions aimed at controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus to allow entry for new visa applicants other than tourists from all regions.
Preventing foreign residents from returning to Japan risks fueling prejudices and shattering trust in government
An American woman faces a choice: stay with her family in Japan or return to her home country indefinitely to be with her father after the sudden death of her mother. A Sri Lankan man and new father is forced to navigate the coronavirus pandemic without a job after being denied re-entry following a trip to his home country to care for his newborn baby.
Move comes after criticism that curbs on long-term residents hurt business
TOKYO — Japan has begun preparing to allow long-term foreign residents to return to the country in September, Nikkei has learned, after facing criticism as the only Group of Seven economy to restrict their entry as a measure to prevent coronavirus infection.
Speculation is growing that Japan will soon reopen its borders to non-Japanese residents, allowing those who have left the country during the pandemic to return regardless of the purpose of their trip abroad.
[Chine] « On nous a complètement laissés tomber » : les vies bousculées d’expatriés français en Chine
Avec le blocage des frontières pour cause d’épidémie de coronavirus, la vie devient de plus en plus compliquée pour les expatriés français à travers le monde. Notamment en Chine, où les départs et les arrivées des étrangers sont strictement encadrés.
Some worry confusion about border restrictions will « leave a scar » among the nation’s foreign residents
Kaushik Kumar really loves Japan and has wanted to live here long-term for a while now, even though he knew he’d always be “treated like a foreigner.”
Japan on Wednesday began reopening its borders to tens of thousands of foreign residents locked out since April, as the government attempted to keep the coronavirus at bay. But after four months in limbo, some residents who have lived in Japan for years are questioning the wisdom of returning.
The government has begun accepting applications from foreign nationals seeking entry and re-entry to Japan, allowing some workers and international students to come back into the country starting next week, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
« C’est au-delà de la déception » : le président de l’European Business Council (EBC) au Japon, Michael Mroczek, ne cache pas être atterré par la politique japonaise vis-à-vis des résidents étrangers. Qu’ils habitent l’archipel depuis trois mois, un an, vingt ou même cinquante ans, tous sont traités presque comme des touristes, même ceux qui possèdent un statut permanent. S’ils quittent momentanément le pays pour des raisons personnelles ou professionnelles, ils ne sont pas autorisés à y revenir.
Qu’il soit touriste ou résident depuis 50 ans, l’étranger ne rentre plus au Japon. Sine die!
“Mais c’est le sakoku!” Takao Toshikawa n’en revient pas. Ce politologue chevronné vient d’apprendre que, pour cause de Covid-19, non seulement les voyageurs étrangers ne peuvent plus se rendre au Japon, mais que ses 2,8 millions de résidents étrangers ne peuvent en principe pas non plus y revenir s’ils en sortent.
After a barrage of criticism at home and abroad, the government will allow foreign nationals who are stuck overseas to re-enter Japan, a step toward gradually reopening the border during the new coronavirus pandemic.
The Japanese government announced it will partially roll back entry restrictions as part of its coronavirus countermeasures on foreign nationals, allowing students and business workers with valid legal status to be gradually readmitted to the country.