Since Tuesday 30 November, Japan has closed its borders to foreign non-residents due to the threat of the omicron variant. The safety protocols implemented by the Japanese government – two PCR tests, one within 72 hours before entering Japan, and one at the border, plus the quarantine regime – keep Japan’s population safe. Thanks to these sanitary measures, the EBC believes it is possible and important to allow companies to bring in essential foreign personnel.
Joint study on the EU-Japan Connectivity cooperation in the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia
This study has been undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. It contains actionable proposals for flagship projects, sectors and countries where there can be cooperation and synergies between the EU and Japan in the four sectors of transport, energy, digital, and people-to-people contacts in the three regions covered by this study. It also provides practical recommendations on how to overcome obstacles to promote private investment and facilitate the financing of sustainable connectivity.