Japan blocks the entry of foreigners from Thailand and six other countries

Japan blocks the entry of foreigners from Thailand and six other countries

The Japanese media today reported that Japan is temporarily banning entry for foreigners who have recently visited Thailand or six other countries affected by Covid-19.

The six are Cambodia, East Timor, Mongolia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Saint Lucia.

The number of countries and regions subject to such Japanese restrictions is now 159. Foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within 14 days of their arrival in Japan will not be allowed into the country, with the exception of permanent residents, their families and others with special circumstances.

The Japanese government has added Sri Lanka to the list because it poses a high risk of becoming a gateway for the highly contagious Indian variety.

Foreigners, even those living in the Land of the Rising Sun, will be refused entry if they have recently travelled to India, Pakistan, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh.

Japanese citizens who have been in these countries will have to quarantine in a designated facility for six days and undergo tests to check for any Covid-19 infection.

More details can be viewed here: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

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