The Japanese authorities have offered to allow foreign athletes to start training from the first day they arrive in the country to participate in the Olympics or Paralympics, the Yomiuri newspaper writes on April 25.
According to her, athletes will not have to comply with quarantine, however, training from the first day will be possible only if strict measures are observed when entering Japan.
Thus, the participants of the Games and their accompanying persons, including coaches and assistants, will have to pass the coronavirus test twice within 96 hours before departure, and upon arrival in Japan they will immediately undergo another test.
After that, they will be tested for coronavirus every day for three days.
The accompanying persons will be obliged to continue taking tests every day – athletes as needed.
In case of non-compliance with these requirements, athletes face a 14-day quarantine and even suspension from the Games.
It is expected that the Japanese government will coordinate its initiative on April 28 with representatives of the organizing committee.
The Summer Olympic Games 2020 will be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8. The competition was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and foreign fans were not invited to them.
The decision on the admission of Japanese viewers to the Olympic Games was postponed to June. Currently, the upper limit for spectator admission is 50% of the capacity of the objects.