On Sunday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced that, in connection with the discovery of a new and potentially more contagious mutation, Japan has temporarily banned entry to all foreigners, except for its citizens and people with the right of residence.

According to the ministry’s announcement, the ban will go into effect at & nbspponday and will remain in effect until January 31.

Previously, Japanese authorities banned entry from the UK and nbspRPA, also with the aforementioned exceptions, after cases of a new form of coronavirus were detected in & nbspseen people from & nbspons.

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The current quarantine exception has also been suspended for a period of 14 days for Japanese citizens and foreign residents. All arrivals to Japan must have a negative coronavirus test certificate at least 72 hours before departure, and self-isolate for 14 days after landing.


Japan has faced a third wave of the epidemic since November and a steadily increasing number of cases and deaths. The total balance of detected infections in the country increased by 3,700 in the past 24 hours to 217,312, with 100,000. A person was injured in the last less than two months. 3 & nbsp213 people died in & nbsp Tokyo 949.

These are record numbers despite calls by the authorities for a “quiet” holiday.

Tokyo, the city hardest hit by the epidemic in Japan, has recorded its highest alert regarding the health burden since last week.