Japan bans foreign visitors from entering to fight against Omicron variant

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

29th November 2021 – (Tokyo) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced today that the government will entry of all foreign visitors to protect itself against the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

The new measure will take effect from Tuesday onwards. The Japanese government tightened entry restrictions for people arriving from six southern African countries on Saturday. The measures were applied to arrivals from three additional African nations on Sunday.

Several European nations announced their first cases of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, as governments worldwide began pulling down the shutters to contain the new Omicron variant.