2021.05.06 23:44Nation

政府、インド入国者の水際強化へ 施設隔離、6日間に延長―新型コロナ


2021.05.06 23:44Nation

Japan Mulling Tighter Border Control against India

The Japanese government Thursday started considering strengthening its border control against India, which is seeing explosive growth in novel coronavirus infections.
   Travelers arriving in Japan from India are currently obliged to stay at designated facilities for three days from their arrival as part of the requested 14-day self-quarantine, as Tokyo has designated India as a county where a coronavirus variant is spreading.
   The government is examining measures, such as an extension of the three-day period at designated facilities to 14 days and a ban on entry from India, after failing to shut out a British variant, which triggered a fourth wave of infections in Japan.
   In India, a so-called double-mutation virus, feared to be more transmissible than the original strain, is believed to be rampant.
   On Sunday, the Foreign Ministry requested Japanese nationals in India to consider returning home temporarily if they can obtain a document certifying a negative result of a coronavirus polymerase chain reaction test within 72 hours of their departure.