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[Japon] Japan looks to waive airport COVID tests for vaccinated travelers

Government to secure testing capacity after entry cap is lifted to 20,000 per day
The plans under consideration include exempting those who have received a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine or tested negative in pre-departure testing. The infection rate in the country of origin will also be taken into account. Currently, all travelers arriving in Japan must undergo COVID-19 tests.

Zhong Nanshan. © Lu Hanxin/XINHUA via AFP 0

Strategies for reopening in the forthcoming COVID-19 era in China

The transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the culprit pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has resulted in more than 0.43 billion cases and 6 million deaths globally. Compared with other existing variants of concern, the Omicron variant is characterized by significantly greater infectivity (Ro ≈ 6), greater tropism of the upper respiratory tract and lower severity of human infections. These characteristics of the Omicron variant are the basis upon which several developed countries are considering reopening.

Le CECC a annoncé le 14 février son intention de raccourcir la quarantaine imposée à tous les voyageurs arrivant à Taiwan et d’autoriser à nouveau la venue des voyageurs d’affaires. © CNA 0

[Taiwan] Covid-19 : le CECC envisage de raccourcir la quarantaine et d’autoriser la venue des voyageurs d’affaires

Le Quartier général de lutte contre l’épidémie (CECC) a annoncé le 14 février son intention de raccourcir la quarantaine imposée à tous les voyageurs arrivant à Taiwan et d’autoriser à nouveau la venue des voyageurs d’affaires. Aucune date précise n’a encore été annoncée pour l’entrée en vigueur de ces mesures.

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[Japon] Validity of Japan’s border measures against foreigners in question as families separated

TOKYO — Following the emergence of the coronavirus’s omicron variant, Japan has enforced border control measures which in principle ban new entries by foreign nationals. Now, people separated from their families are calling on the government to attend to cases on humanitarian grounds while also taking thorough safety measures to prevent infection.

Passengers arrive at Hong Kong airport. © K. Y. Cheng 0

[Hong Kong] Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens entry rules for all arrivals from countries with reported cases as city confirms third infection

– Health officials say all countries with reported infections of the new variant will be moved to highest-risk tier for entry

– Government pandemic adviser says border reopening plan should remain safe if new variants caught before entering city, though others fear strategy may worry Beijing

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