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Japan to bar entry of foreigners from Thailand, 6 other nations

Japan will temporarily bar the entry of foreign nationals who recently visited Thailand or six other nations hit by Covid-19, Japanese media reported.

The six are Cambodia, East Timor, Mongolia, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Saint Lucia.

The number of countries and regions under such Japanese restrictions now total 159.

Foreign nationals who have been to any of these countries within 14 days of arrival in Japan will not be allowed to enter, with the exception of permanent residents, their families and others with special circumstances.

Japanese citizens are not included.

The government added Sri Lanka to the list because it poses a high risk of becoming a gateway for the highly contagious Indian variant.

Foreigners, even those residing in Japan, will be denied entry if they travelled recently to India, Pakistan, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh.

Japanese citizens who have been to these countries will need to undergo quarantine for six days at a designated facility and take tests to check for any Covid-19 infection.

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Published : May 20, 2021