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Japan to allow 'large-scale' overseas visitor numbers for 2020 Olympics: report


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Good grief. Will this slackening of requirements apply to foreign residents too?

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Here comes the mega Olympic global spreader event...

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Better get my full body military grade bacterial/virus/chemical warfare suit ready!!!!

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My intel told me that "large scale" means Chinese.


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The report, which did not identify the source of the information

Let us first wait and see if this information is correct or not.

And until next July...how to say that?...Many water is running down the river.

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So you have to submit a negative Covid-19 test. What happens if you catch it on the airplane after the test? I guess you'll need to be tested at the airport or a few hours before the flight. Sounds like a logistics nightmare. All those people coming off flights having to wait inline at immigration, waiting to show their "negative" test to someone. Oh, and I guess they'll need the right smartphone too, like what happens if they don't have one thats not compatible with the latest tracking apps? Easier said than done.

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I would prefer a proof of vaccination requirement. Then I would be fine with as many as could afford to come. God knows we need the economic boost.

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Japan aims to allow "large-scale" numbers of overseas visitors to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations

But Japanese spectators won't need to have been vaccinated???

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Tokyo 2022!


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Wow. That is completely mental.

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This is nothing but electronic snooping! It won't work, Japan is doing everything they could to try to make the games sucessful but the reality is. The Olympics will be the biggest bill Japan will be left to face in a long time!

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As many countries use technology and security these days to deliver PCR test result by email in English, it won't pass in Japan. YOU MUST SHOW THEIR SPECIFIC FORMAT with SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS how the test is to be conducted. Now imagine all those people crashing MOFA website to download doc. and please their test centers to do manual work.

From MOFA website:

This format (Word) filled and signed by a medical institution is considered to be valid. So, in principle, please use this format


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