Japanese authorities intend to limit the number of people who will accompany foreign leaders at the Tokyo Olympics, Kyodo reported.
According to the agency’s sources, such a request has already been sent to foreign countries’ embassies. It is assumed that the head of a foreign state can be accompanied by no more than 11 people and the minister – no more than four.
Foreign leaders will not have to undergo strict quarantine, but they will need to take a PCR test for coronavirus before departure and at the airport after arriving in Japan. Also, they will be prohibited from communicating with athletes and will be provided with special transport.
The Japanese authorities will make the final decision taking into account other states’ reactions and the epidemiological situation both in Japan and abroad.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8. It was reported that the Japanese authorities are planning to hold it without foreign fans, but the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, said that a decision on this matter has not yet been made.