Japan Closes Borders To All Foreigners Due to Omicron Variant

Japan has closed its borders to all international travelers regardless of their country of departure in an attempt to mitigate the further spread of the Omicron variant, said Prime Minister on Tuesday.

“We will ban the (new) entry of foreigners from around the world starting from November 30,” said the minister. 

With this decision, Japan joins Israel and Morocco as the third country in the world to implement a full border closure in reaction to the newest COVID-19 variant.

“This is a preventive, emergency measure to avoid a worst-case scenario,” said the minister. “This is an extraordinary measure for the time being just until we know more about the

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