Japan entered the post-pandemic phase on Monday by officially downgrading COVID-19 to seasonal flu-equivalent status and scrapping various coronavirus measures.
Plan to reclassify diseases similar to Category 2 used for severe infectious diseases such as SARS and tuberculosis to Category 5 based on the Infectious Diseases Control Law announced in JanuaryMovement Continues Easing mask instruction After that, decisions about both indoor and outdoor masking largely fell to individuals.
On 29 April the Government also remaining border restrictionsPeople entering Japan, both foreigners and Japanese, are no longer required to submit documents proving their vaccination status or negative PCR test results.
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