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October 14, 2022

Japan significantly relaxes entry restrictions for foreign nationals

On October 11, the Japanese government implemented several measures that facilitate the entry of short-term visitors and reduce the obligations of employers who sponsor certain short- and long-term visitors. Holders of short-term visitor visas that were issued prior to December 2, 2021, may once again use their visas to enter Japan, provided they remain valid. In addition, inbound travelers are no longer required to quarantine or get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, with limited exceptions. Those who display symptoms of COVID-19 after entering Japan may be required to get tested at the discretion of the local authorities.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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