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Swine flu extra precaution to Japan

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Swine flu extra precaution to Japan

Good Morning,

Has anyone heard about extra precautions for arriving in Japan with a questionnaire given to each passenger and a thermometer to check each passenger and quarantine the entire aircraft should there be a case on board?

One passenger that was scheduled to fly JAL is not too happy to hear from his Japanese business asssociate and not the airline.

Anymore information would be welcome

meherio

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1. Re: Swine flu extra precaution to Japan

There are couple of links on the Japan Airlines web site regarding this. I imagine a search will find other references as well:

http://www.jal.co.jp/en/

https:/…info2009_0429.html

https:/…info2009_0430.html

It looks like they are targeting flights from Mexico, mainland USA, Canada, and Brazil.

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2. Re: Swine flu extra precaution to Japan

Hi meheio,

also try this link to Japan's Yomiuri on line newspaper of 08 May: yomiuri.co.jp/dy/…20090508TDY02308.htm

Briefly there are two reports in the Yomiuri article;

1. At Akita, Niigata and Hiroshima Regional Airports, Quarantine Inspectors checked passengers temperatures on board using thermal cameras while other inspectors collected questionairs filled out by the passengers.

2. Onboard quarantine inspections were carried out on 70,000 passengers from 305 flights arriving from Canada, Mexico and USA during Golden Week.

I would imagine that these checks also used thermal imaging cameras.

I think you will find that similar checks will soon, if not already, be made in many other countries.

In New Zealand questionairs are now required from all passengers on all international flights and health checks are made on persons thought to have been in contact with the virus.

Cheers.

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3. Re: Swine flu extra precaution to Japan

Good morning Cicimo and Stanley AKL.

Thank you very much for the digging up of the information.

Very much appreciated. Interresting that thbis did not make the news on the mainland US!

meherio

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