Omicron COVID-19 Variant: Japan Bans Entry of Foreign Visitors As the Coronavirus Variant Spreads

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Tokyo, November 29: Japan announced Monday it will 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. Also Read | Israel, UK to Work on Preventing Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons.

Over the weekend, Japan tightened entry for people arriving from South Africa and eight other countries, requiring them to undergo a 10-day quarantine period at government-designated facilities. Also Read | Mehul Choksi Fears He Be Kidnapped Again and Taken to Guyana.

Many countries have moved to tighten their borders after the new omicron variant of the coronavirus was found in a number of nations.

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