Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

In early November, the Japanese government finally felt that coronavirus infection levels in Japan and overseas were low enough to begin allowing foreign students and business travelers into the country, after months of the borders being closed to them as part of protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. However, on Sunday, less than a month into the new regulations, a traveler from Namibia was found to be infected upon his arrival at Narita Airport, and was later found to be carrying the omicron variant.


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