Japan’s Foreign Ministry announces to lift ban on re-entry of some foreign residents from August 5

As nations begin to unlock the shut down economies, Japan’s foreign ministry, on July 30 announced that it will lift restrictions on the re-entry of some foreign residents. The move will come into force from August 5.

In order to re-enter the nation, those eligible, will have to acquire a “re-entry confirmation letter” from the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission and also they will have to submit as evidence a negative virus test conducted within 72 hours of their flight.

With this move into force, up to 90,000 foreign nationals with residence permits, including students, business people and trainees will be allowed to re-enter the country from more than 140 countries and regions.

It must be noted that Japan is bracing for a surge in the COVID-19 cases, with it having been reported 1,264 new cases on July 29, taking the total to 31,901, as on July 30.

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