Starting in November, Japan will conditionally exempt business travelers and returnees from the 14-day quarantine policy, which was imposed on all arrivals from overseas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, government officials announced Friday.

The change, which will come into effect Sunday, will cover both Japanese nationals returning from overseas business trips and foreign residents with valid residence permits in Japan, with no restrictions on their overseas travel destinations, the officials said following a government coronavirus task force meeting Friday.

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