The online procedures required for entry began on the 25th, before the gradual relaxation of new entry by foreigners from the 1st of next month.

As a measure against Omicron stocks, the government will ease the banned new entry of foreigners from the 1st of next month, and will increase the maximum number of foreigners entering the country from the current 3,500 to 5,000. We are planning to gradually increase the traffic of.

Regarding new entry of foreigners, it is stated that "it is permitted under the control of the person in charge of acceptance", and in order for foreigners to obtain a visa for new entry, the accepting organization such as a university or company must go online in advance. You need to apply at.

Applications were accepted at 10 am on a system called ERFS, which can be accessed from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, if the host organization agrees to the information on the passport of the immigrant, the address of the facility to wait after entering the country, and the pledge to ensure that the immigrants take thorough infection control measures, a "certificate of acceptance" will be given. Is issued.

Foreigners who wish to enter the country will be required to submit the necessary documents such as this "certificate of acceptance" and the certificate of status of residence to the diplomatic mission abroad to receive a visa.

Since online application is possible 24 hours a day, a person in charge of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says that a visa will be issued within a week from the application at the earliest.

While foreigners waiting to enter the country and accepting organizations have welcomed the fact that the procedure has started, there is a limit to the number of people who can enter the country in a day, so "I am worried whether I can book a ticket. I feel it. "

The government will consider further mitigation, taking into account the infection situation at home and abroad and the return demand of Japanese people.

Accelerating preparations for acceptance at Japanese language schools in Tokyo

Preparations for accepting international students are accelerating at Japanese language schools in Tokyo, as new entry of foreigners will be gradually eased from the 1st of next month.

At the Japanese language school in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 731 international students are no longer able to enter Japan due to the restrictions on new entry of foreigners due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

According to the school, long people have not been able to come to Japan for about two years, are forced to attend classes online from overseas, and some students are taking classes at midnight due to the time difference.

We are planning to accept 290 new international students in April, and the immediate entry of more than 1000 international students is an issue.

Before the maximum number of new foreigners entering the country per day will be raised from the current 3,500 to 5,000 next month, the online procedures required for entry will begin on the 25th, and the school will be in charge of it immediately. Responded.

However, access to the website was concentrated and data such as temporary personal information could not be registered, so the person in charge made inquiries to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and entered it on multiple terminals.

In addition, I contacted international students who are waiting overseas and told them about their future prospects and procedures.

A 23-year-old Chinese student who has been waiting for entry for half a year said, "I want to enter Japan as soon as possible because I feel more motivated when I stay at home alone."

Managing Director Arai Nagashi, who is in charge of immigration procedures for international students, said, "When learning a language, it is important to experience not only the language but also the culture of the country and interact with people. I would like to welcome you with all possible measures. "