Japanese citizens can visit the US with new requirements – Vax Before Travel

(Wax before the trip)

The US Embassy in Japan recently announced that all Japanese air passengers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, must test negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus no more than one day prior to travel to the United States, regardless of nationality .

Announced on June 8, 2022, the tighter testing schedule provides an additional measure of public health protection.

Travelers to the United States who have recently been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should review US CDC guidance before traveling.

“While in Japan, U.S. citizens are strongly advised to follow all national and prefectural COVID-related guidance to protect their health, given that transmission rates may increase and hospital capacity may quickly become overwhelmed in many areas,” reads the web site. embassy website.

The AP reported that the Japan Tourism Agency says tours are accepted from about 100 countries, including the US, UK, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore, which are considered countries at low risk of infection.

Previously, the test on arrival, self-quarantine period, and place of residence after entering Japan changed from June 1, 2022, according to the grouping (“Red”, “Yellow”, and “Blue”) of the countries/regions where applicants stayed for 14 days before the day they returned to Japan or the day they applied to land in Japan, and whether they received a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

The CDC stated on June 10, 2022: “Before traveling to Japan, make sure you are vaccinated and have your COVID-19 vaccines up to date.”

In addition, the CDC lists several travel vaccines that people should consider a month before visiting Japan.

These travel vaccines are available from certified US pharmacies and clinics.

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