Border Control to be Eased for Visitors from China on March 1

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A virus test is administered at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture.

The government is to relax COVID-19-related border control measures for visitors from China from March 1. Presently, all inbound passengers arriving via direct flights from mainland China are tested for COVID-19, but following the measure-easing, random sample testing will be carried out instead.