Japan’s latest entry news!The daily quota of 5000 is all hand speed
On February 17, 2022, the news that made countless international students excited was officially released!Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a press conference to officially announce the easing of the entry policy since March, allowing foreigners to enter Japan except for tourist visas.The period of quarantine upon entry is reduced to seven days, but can be lifted if the test results are negative for three consecutive days.People who have received a third vaccination and are not from high-risk countries or regions can be exempted from quarantine!At the same time, the number of people entering the country will be increased to 5,000 per day, and it will be gradually opened up later, while simplifying the entry procedures as much as possible.Education, Sports and Science Minister Nosuke Sumatsu said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Monday that most of the students did not enter the country due to delayed entry procedures due to complicated applications after the relaxation of entry restrictions in November 2021.It used to take a long time for multiple departments to go through the process.After the revision, international students can complete the procedures online.The Ministry of Education will convene a number of relevant departments to participate in the review of documents for entry permits, and improve the review efficiency by unified online acceptance procedures, so that no one will be left behind.As for the process of examination, the previous process was based on the issuance of the Certificate of Residency (COE). This time, the process will be handled according to the time of application.The order of entry is determined by the flight to Japan, so it can be said that the entry quota is all hand speed, first come first served!Following the announcement, the Japanese Embassy in China also announced the Japanese government’s easing of entry restrictions on foreigners in the afternoon of The 18th. The reply to the specific visa application procedures will be announced later.According to the Nihon Shimbun, the number of students who have been eligible to stay in Japan but cannot enter the country due to the strict immigration policy has reached more than 400,000, including 152,000 international students.It is unprecedented for such a large number of international students to enter China together. This year, the number of international students from 2020 to 2022 is expected to be about five times that of previous years.This will be the largest inroll wave ever seen in Japan, and students must be prepared in case they are left behind.