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Japan to end negative COVID test requirement for visitors from China

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Interesting as Chinese don’t use hyped up USA/UK vaccines.

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Interesting as Chinese don’t use hyped up USA/UK vaccines.

Yes - and with their home developed vaccines - and the unwillingness of many locals to take it - the virus prevalence lasted much longer and was far more widespread than in the west or Japan. At one stage ~50% of Chinese travellers were testing positive.

We will never know how disastrous Covid has been in Communist China.

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travelers from mainland China will no longer have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken 72 hours or less before departure as long as they have had at least three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

If Chinese vaccines are thought to be ineffective, why not just remove the requirements altogether for all travelers? That was the whole point right? That mRNA was supposedly more effective?

Gotta keep that lifeline going to whatever company was behind VisitJapan, I suppose.

The Japanese border entry circus continues... Year four baby!

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Good. It's high time to stop letting COVID run our lives. It's not serious enough or prevalent enough anymore.

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Keep kicking that dead horse but it won’t do any good!

The smart people are beginning to see through the ruse-noticed many people walking around without masks in the hot weather yesterday.

There’s hope on the horizon…

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to a low rate of positive results during sample testing at airports, 

Because Chinese test at home before coming.

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The end is coming!!!

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Yes - and with their home developed vaccines - and the unwillingness of many locals to take it - the virus prevalence lasted much longer and was far more widespread than in the west or Japan. At one stage ~50% of Chinese travellers were testing positive. 

We will never know how disastrous Covid has been in Communist China.

Stop with your fallacies. It’s incredible how mentally confused people are trying to rewrite history after being wrong all along. That’s nothing to do with people being vaccinated or not. The low infection rate in China was achieved with the zero COVID BS policy that locked millions of people down regularly for three years when a few case were detected. Yes the irrational lockdown policy that disturbed people like you defended. Once China decided to let people mixing, law of nature took over and people started to be infected in mass with a low case fatality rate and mortality rate virus.

Japan whose population was massively vaccinated with your super effective vaccine yet experienced the same thing last year. Once the government decided that the population could again mix and circulate, Japan picked the world in infection rate from last year August to November. Vaccinated or masked, it did not matter. Every country that dragged their feet with silly restrictions saw a delay in their pick infection rates again regardless of the vaccination and mask policies and the virus strain active at that time.

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So, the country RESPONSIBLE for this WORLD WIDE mess, that killed MILLIONS of people, you're just going to start letting them back in, after locking the door to Japan for three years...brilliant.

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I think this is a bad idea. Most of those who tested positive never got on a plane to Japan, hence the low sampled numbers. Now that there's no checking beforehand, you'll get your thousands of positives if you check them at the arrival airport.

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Speed: It call G7 diplomacy

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If there is a low rate of positive test results then what difference will the three vaccine shot requirement make?

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Well said Daito. At the end of the day it was all for show.

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ECONOMY OVER JAPANESE LIVES

Critics have raised concerns about the potential risk of importing the virus from China, which has seen millions of deaths and has yet to fully contain the outbreak. The move also reflects Japan's desire to maintain its economic ties with China, one of its largest trading partners, even as tensions between the two nations continue to escalate over issues such as Taiwan and the South China Sea.

While some may question the wisdom of Japan's decision, it is clear that the country is taking a calculated risk in order to balance public health concerns with economic interests. As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, policymakers must weigh the costs and benefits of various measures in order to chart a path forward that is both safe and sustainable.

However, every yuan spent in Tokyo is a possible source of infection, and citizens should beware of PLA operatives contaminating the populace with a new sub-variant that may ruin the nation.

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