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Japan cites coronavirus variant to impose temporary travel ban on nonresident foreigners

Japan cites coronavirus variant to impose temporary travel ban on nonresident foreigners
The government of Japan will ban nonresident foreigners from entering the country starting Monday through January to reduce the risk of a new, potentially more transmissible form of the coronavirus from expanding its presence, according to media reports.

Reuters news service reported Saturday that Japanese citizens and foreign residents starting Monday may enter the country, but must show proof of a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of departing for Japan and must quarantine for two weeks after arrival.The Japan Times on Saturday reported one of the two is a man in his 30s who returned to Japan from Britain, where the variant surfaced, on Dec.The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported on Saturday its highest ever one-day total of new coronavirus cases, 949, according to the metro government website.Japan cites coronavirus variant to impose temporary travel ban on nonresident foreigners Airline ticket agents at Haneda Airport process passengers for boarding on March 18, 2020.

Japan is imposing a temporary ban on incoming nonresident foreigners starting Dec.AKIFUMI ISHIKAWA/STARS AND STRIPES TOKYO – The government of Japan will ban nonresident foreigners from entering the country starting Monday through January, to reduce the risk of a new, potentially more transmissible form of the coronavirus from expanding its presence, according to media reports.

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