Monday, August 2, 2021

Olympians from six countries required to take pre-departure COVID-19 tests for seven days

The Japanese government has asked participants at the Tokyo Games from six South Asian countries, including India, to take Covid-19 tests every day for seven days prior to their departure for Japan.

The athletes and all other members of delegations from India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will face stricter countermeasures because of the spreading Delta variant, which was first identified in India.

Participants from these countries have already been required to be vaccinated before entering Japan, which is not a precondition for athletes from other delegations.

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