• Kyodo


Japan will ease entry restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus for athletes who will travel to the country for competition or training in the run-up to next summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, government sources said Friday.

Foreign athletes and staff, including those from countries and regions on which Japan has imposed an entry ban, will be allowed to enter the country provided they submit proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus and take sufficient precautionary measures while in the country, according to the sources.

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