Japan to suspend all new travelers from abroad.The Japanese government has decided to suspend new entries of all non-resident foreign nationals following the detection of variants of the coronavirus outside the country.
The government will implement the measure between December 28 and January 31.
Japan will suspend entry for foreigners from tomorrow to contain the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK. Japan registered its first cases of the new strain of the coronavirus on Saturday. The country is also witnessing record daily infections of the original coronavirus.
All Japanese nationals will be required to submit negative COVID-19 test results received within 72 hours before their departure from any country that has confirmed cases of the mutant virus. Passengers will also have to pass another COVID-19 test upon their arrival in Japan.
The entry ban will not apply to the businessmen and students from 10 countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan, with which Japan had reached an agreement regarding the issue.
The government has already decided to suspend the issuance of new visas from tomorrow.