Japan will ban entry to foreign nationals after Covid-19 variant detected in country

Japan will ban foreign nationals from entering the country starting Monday through the end of January after several cases of the new Covid-19 variant were recorded in the country, according to Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.

Japanese citizens and foreign residents can still enter, but they’re required to self-quarantine for 14 giorni, NHK reported.
The move came after a new case of Covid-19 variant was confirmed on Saturday on a person who recently returned from the UK, NHK said.
Five other travelers from Britain were also detected with the variant the previous day.
    The new coronavirus variant is said to have originated in the UK and be potentially more transmissible. Since its discovery, più di 40 paesi have restricted travel from the UK, e in alcuni casi, travel from other countries that have documented cases with the variant.
    Beginning Monday, per esempio, the US will require all travelers from the UK to receive a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to the US. Passengers will also be required to provide documentation of their laboratory results.
      Restrictions of varying degrees have been announced by countries like Denmark, Ecuador, Grecia, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine. Still others have banned travel or suspended flights from the UK, like Argentina, Belgio, Brasile, Canada, Cina, Colombia, Germania, India, Italia, Paesi Bassi, Russia and Spain.
      Others have extended travel bans or restrictions to other countries where the variant has been detected, like Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia. A number of countries have also imposed restrictions on travel from South Africa, where a different variant has been reported, according to the World Health Organization’s Maria van Kerkhove.

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