Japan Needs To Be Prudent About Reopening Its Borders - Suga

TOKYO – Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said Japan must introduce anti-infection measures when it reopens its borders to foreign travelers.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Suga said that “little by little in a partial way” Japan needs to reopen borders.

At present, home and abroad infection trends need to be seen, and we have communicated with various countries, and the ministries and agencies have considered various options already,” he said.

“The airport to take in those travelers, and the quarantine regimes, and protocols, and proceedings, and timeline – nothing is fixed yet, and we need to be prudent about that,” Suga stressed.

Japan currently has an entry ban in place for 111 countries and regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. - Words by Florenda Corpuz, Photograph by Din Eugenio