Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Japan: Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes 15 September 2020 Mayer Brown To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. In a joint press statement with the Indonesian government, starting September 18 […]


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Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes


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In a joint press statement with the Indonesian
government, starting September 18 the Japanese government will
begin accepting requests for travel for essential business purposes
and official travel to and from Singapore. Permitted travelers will
be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test result both
prior to departure and upon arrival, as well as adherence to a
controlled itinerary for the first 14 days while in the receiving
country. Such travelers will not be subject to the 14-day self
quarantine measure that is currently required for permitted
travelers between the two countries. While this entry procedure
will launch September 18, actual travel to and from Singapore will
begin one or two days afterwards.

Particular details (including health requirements and
application requirements) with respect to this new “business
track” will be published by September 18 on Japan’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. For Japan, this is the first travel
bubble of its kind. Japan has been engaged in ongoing discussions
with South Korea, China, Taiwan and several other countries for
similar arrangements.

As a separate measure to permitting entry of certain travelers
into the country, starting September 8 the Japanese government
began permitting expatriates and long-term assignments to and from
Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Such permitted
individuals will be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine requirement
as well as a proof of a negative PCR test result. A similar measure
was put in place in late July for expatriates and long-term
assignments to and from Thailand and Vietnam.

Originally published by Mayer Brown, September 2020

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