Japan Bans Foreign Visitors Due To Omicron Variant

Kyodo News reports:

Japan on Tuesday banned new entries by foreigners globally for at least one month in an attempt to stave off the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the measure, reversing a three-week relaxation of travel restrictions, is needed to “avoid the worst-case scenario.”

Additionally, 14 countries and regions, including Britain and Germany, were added to a list of places from which returning Japanese citizens and foreign residents will be subject to stricter quarantine requirements.

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