Japan Extends Entry Ban On Foreign Travelers Until February

The Japanese government will further extend its entry ban on foreign visitors until February-end, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tuesday.

“The infection situations regarding Omicron are clearly different at home from abroad, so the framework (of the current border controls) will be maintained until the end of February,” Kishida told reporters.

Japan was of the three nations in the world to close its borders to all countries following the discovery of the new highly contagious Omicron variant in November. 

As of today, all foreign citizens are barred from entering Japan. The restriction includes students and foreign family members of nationals and rightful residents.

Protests demanding a reform have arisen

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