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Japan imposes entry ban for all foreigners due to spread of Omicron strain

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictions will become effective on November 30 and will remain eligible for at least one month
16:33, 29 November 2021

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The Japanese government decided to impose the entry ban for all foreigners because of the spread of the new strain of coronavirus known as Omicron. The restrictions will be effective since November 30; they are to last for at least 30 days. Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan said so as cited by Reuters.

"These are temporary, exceptional measures that we are taking for safety's sake until there is clearer information about the Omicron variant. I'm prepared to bear all criticism from those saying the Kishida administration is being too cautious", the Premier said.

Related: No severe forms of Omicron Covid-19 strain spotted in South Africa

The ban will not concern Japanese citizens who return to their homeland. However, those who were in the countries where the outbreak of Omicron was detected will be required to observe quarantine from three to ten days.

Related: Ukraine's Health Minister tells about main features of new Covid-strain

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