The Japanese country will prevent foreigners from entering the country due to a new variant of the coronavirus. This restriction applies from December 28th to January.
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On Saturday, Japanese authorities announced a temporary ban on entry to non-resident aliens to protect borders after travelers from the UK discovered a new infectious variant of the coronavirus.
The information was provided by Health Minister Norihisa Tamura, who mentioned that the cases were located when travelers were screened at two Japanese airports between December 18 and 21, and that the five injured were isolated.
In a press conference, the minister said that two of the cases were uncovered through analysis of passengers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on December 21 and the other three on December 18 in Kansai, Osaka Prefecture.
The five passengers tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Japan. Subsequent analyzes also ensured that they were carriers of the new variant.
However, Japanese citizens and foreigners can enter. However, they must prove they are negative for the coronavirus 71 hours before leaving for Japan and will be quarantined for two weeks after arrival.
On Friday, Japan announced its first cases of rapidly spreading exposure to travelers from the UK. The new variant was also discovered in a man who was visiting the United Kingdom and a member of his family, according to Nippon TV – the first infected cases to be found outside airport controls.
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