Japan bans entry of foreigners starting Tuesday over Omicron variant

Headlines 11:32 29 Nov, 2021

The easing of entry rules for foreigners introduced earlier this monthis being cancelled

Japan bans entry of foreigners starting Tuesday over Omicron variant

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says the easing of entry rules for foreigners introduced earlier this month is being cancelled and the border ban is being reinstated in order to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain, Qazet.az reports citing Sputnik.

"We are banning the entry of foreigners from all countries starting 30 November", Kishida told reporters on Monday.