Japan to bar new foreign arrivals over Covid-19 Omicron variant: PM Kishida, East Asia News & Top Stories

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TOKYO (AFP) – Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron Covid-19 variant, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Monday (Nov 29), just weeks after a softening of strict entry rules. “We will ban the (new) entry of foreigners from around the world starting from Nov 30,” Mr Kishida told reporters. Japan’s borders have been almost entirely shut to new overseas visitors for most of the pandemic, with even foreign residents at one point unable to enter the country. Early this month, the government announced it would finally allow some short-term business travellers, foreign...