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Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads

National Herald | 29/11/2021 12:03 PM | Click to read full article

Japan announced on Monday that it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the measure will take effect Tuesday.

The decision means Japan will restore border controls that it eased earlier this month for short-term business visitors, foreign students, and workers. Japan has tightened entry restrictions for people arriving from South Africa and eight other countries.