December 3, 2021, 14:10

    COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries

    COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries

    TOKYO, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Japan will tighten border controls for people arriving from six African nations from midnight (1500 GMT on Friday) after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa.

    Those arriving from South Africa, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine period in government-determined accommodation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.

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