The new corona variant omikron means that more countries are now choosing to close their borders. Now, among other things, Japan bans all foreign visitors from accessing it.
Japan has reintroduced strict border controls and is denying all foreign visitors access due to the new Corona variant, omikron.
The stricter entry rules, announced on Monday, come just weeks after the rules were relaxed.
– Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a press conference: – We will ban entry to foreigners from all over the world from November 30.
The decision set aside the scheme allowing business travelers on short visits and foreign students and workers to enter the country.
This weekend, Japan introduced quarantine requirements for travelers from South Africa and eight other countries. On Monday, Kishida said that quarantine requirements for travelers from 14 other countries where the virus variant has been detected will also be introduced.
Travel is not encouraged
At the same time, the Philippines reversed its decision to open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists. Australia is also considering a planned easing of restrictions at the border, while Israel has closed the border to all foreigners.
The United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic have detected cases within their borders.
Denmark has detected two suspected cases of Omicron in South African travelers, according to Denmark Ministry of Health.
How dangerous Omicron is too early to tell. But early numbers from South Africa suggest that More contagious than previous varieties.
The spread of the novel coronavirus variant in Norway has led to the introduction of quarantine requirements for those arriving in the country from some African countries.
The rules apply to travelers from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini and Malawi, and apply regardless of whether or not you have received the vaccination.
The Department of State also advises against all non-essential travel to these countries.
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