Japan Closes Doors For foreign visitors due to Omicron threat

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On Tuesday, the Japanese government will suspend all entry of foreign students and tourists. The move follows the earlier ease in border controls for short-term business travelers and overseas workers. The latest outbreak of the coronavirus is called “Omicron” and has caused countries to tighten their borders. The decision will also prevent a potential outbreak of the virus in the country. However, the Japanese government has said that it will continue to allow temporary visitors to stay in the country for business and study purposes.

In the wake of the Omicron outbreak, many countries have tightened their borders to prevent the spread of the virus. While the number of deaths from the coronavirus has been on the decline, Japan has increased its vaccination program to make sure it is fully protected. It has already quarantined seven6.5 percent of its population. Starting today, travelers from certain southern African countries are required to stay in government-designated facilities for at least 10 days.

The outbreak of Omicron has prompted many countries to impose stricter entry and exit rules. A recent traveler from Namibia was diagnosed with coronavirus. Tests are underway to determine whether a new variant is involved. While there have been no confirmed cases of Omicron in Japan, the World Health Organisation has warned against exposing travelers to it. This strain was first identified in southern Africa, but has since spread throughout the world.

The ban will begin on Monday and will affect all international visitors to Japan. Returnees from the six countries will have to spend 10 days quarantined in a designated facility. Further, travelers from those nations will have to undergo three COVID-19 tests to prove their immunity against the virus. The move will be effective from Monday, so visitors from these countries will not have to worry about entering the country.

The travel ban will not prevent the spread of Omicron and will not prevent the virus from spreading. In fact, scientists are cautioning that the travel ban is not based on science and should not be implemented. Despite the risk associated with the disease, the travel ban will not prevent the spread of the virus. The WHO has warned that this will not prevent the outbreak of the Omicron virus in Japan.

The new “variant of concern” could aggravate the current COVID-19 outbreak and hamper efforts to reopen economies. In addition to limiting foreign travel to the affected areas, many countries are banning incoming flights until the outbreak is contained. Some of these countries are banning travelers from the Netherlands and Africa because of the Omicron threat. It has subsequently been confirmed that the virus has spread to these countries.

Via Reuters