The EBC fully understands and supports the Japanese government’s efforts to try to stem the spread of Covid-19 among the residents of Japan. However, it cannot be emphasised enough that European firms, as well as Japanese and other non-Japanese firms, have been suffering for months because they have not been able to bring in essential personnel from overseas. This is true both for specialists — such as engineers, researchers, and medical personnel — and for those in top management positions.
- The immediate easing of restrictions on entry into Japan of people who have been vaccinated or have proof of a negative PCR test
- An end to mandatory quarantine for vaccinated people who have vaccination passports or certificates that are similar to Japan’s vaccination certificate
- The Japanese government to make it easier for non-vaccinated non-residents to enter Japan