In order to increase the effectiveness of border measures for the new coronavirus, the government is considering amending the quarantine law, and in addition to clearly stating that foreigners can be required to wait at home for 14 days in principle. If we do not respond to the request, we will "stay" at the facility, and if we do not comply with this, we will impose criminal penalties such as imprisonment and fines.
As a measure against the border of the new coronavirus, the government requires immigrants from overseas to wait at home for 14 days in principle even if the test at the airport is negative, but the legal basis for the measure is In some cases, we are not able to meet your request.
For this reason, the government is considering amending the Quarantine Law to increase the effectiveness of the measures.
Specifically, in addition to clearly stating the provisions that allow the quarantine station to request necessary cooperation such as waiting at home, if the request is not met, we are making adjustments so that measures can be taken to "stop" the facility.
Furthermore, if we do not comply with measures such as "detention", we are considering imposing "imprisonment of up to 1 year or a fine of up to 1 million yen" as a criminal penalty.
The government is rushing to make adjustments to submit a bill to the ordinary session of the Diet, which will be convened this month.