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Japan will launch a health monitoring centre for overseas tourists in March

Visitors will be required to register and provide updates on their health during their first two weeks in Japan

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada

As Japan considers reopening to international tourists come spring 2021, the country is looking at increasing safety measures for visitors to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. As reported by The Japan Times, the Japanese government is now planning to establish a dedicated health monitoring centre by March 2021 for tourists to use during their visit.

Tourists will be required to register their passport information with the centre, as well as document their health condition daily during their initial two-week self-isolation period. If someone is suspected of having coronavirus, the centre will assist those affected by offering consultation in multiple languages. 

The information collected at the centre will also be available to prefectural governments and public health centres. The information can also be used by Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues to keep track of the condition of visitors. 

The health centre will also be drawing up guidelines for hotels, travel agencies and municipalities to show how to respond if someone tests positive for the virus. 

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