It was 8:30 am on the 9th when the Japanese government
regulated entry of Koreans.
Jeju Airlines flights arriving at Narita Airport in Japan were capable of 190 passengers,
but only eight passengers, including two Korean nationals.
As soon as they got off the plane, they were greeted by Japanese quarantine authorities, heavily armed with protective clothing.
Each passenger was asked to ask about their recent visits and explained that they would ‘request’ their self-isolation for the next two weeks.
Specifically, they also identified where to stay and what transportation to use.
Each person who arrived arrived received a card with a phone number along with a daily check of their body temperature and health status and the need to contact a dedicated call center if they had symptoms such as coughing or fever.
From then on, entry procedures were virtually the same as before. Koreans and Japanese knew the situation well and there was no confusion.
But dissatisfaction arose from other nationalities.
While staying in Japan for a working holiday, two Frenchmen who had been on a week-long trip to Korea were unable to return to their existing accommodations, so they received a quarantine officer and booked a hotel near the airport.
“I don’t think it’s wise,” he said, “I’m not a virus.”
An American passenger who came back to Korea on a business trip said, “I couldn’t use public transportation, so I asked my friend to come out.”
The American passenger, who is also fluent in Korean, said, “How do you check the use of public transportation?”
The two-week quarantine of Korean immigrants has no legal basis, leading to confusion at the scene.
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