Commencing from 1st November 2020, Japan no longer requires residents in Japan to quarantine for 14 days after returning from an overseas trip.

Japan’s new Prime Minster Suga announced the measures after a government meeting on 30th October.

The ease of restrictions is aimed at helping to revive the economy and make travel more feasible for those going on business trips. Also the government is considering to exempt short term business travelers from quarantine.

The new measures will apply to both Japanese and foreign residents of Japan, regardless of which country they return from. However, they would still be asked to practice precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading.

This is a developing news story and further details will be provided once updates are received.