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Japan accepts Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for entry from March

The new border measure will go into effect on March 1, when Japan reopens to some foreign travellers

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada

Relaxed border control measures are continually being introduced as Japan gears up to reopen to some foreign travellers on Tuesday March 1. Now, Japan will be accepting international arrivals who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from next month. 

As reported by The Japan Times, international travellers who show proof of having the Johnson & Johnson shot will be allowed into the country and will also be eligible for shorter quarantine when measures are eased from March 1

Currently, the only vaccines the government recognises are the three approved for use in Japan: Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The addition of Johnson & Johnson to the list of acceptable vaccines for foreign entrants does not mean that Japan will begin administering the J&J shot. 

From March 1, Japan will be raising its entry cap to 5,000 people per day and will allow new foreign arrivals, but not tourists. The cap will include business travellers and foreign students. The self-isolation period will also be reduced to three days under certain conditions. For further details on the relaxed border restrictions, visit here.

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