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Japan Says Coronavirus Border Controls in Place, Adding 18 Countries to Entry Ban

People wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) queue as they wait for the opening of a drugstore in Tokyo, Japan March 27, 2020, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

People wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) queue as they wait for the opening of a drugstore in Tokyo, Japan March 27, 2020, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

The country said it would add 18 countries to its entry ban from July 1, according to a June 29 posting on the foreign ministry website.

  • Reuters Tokyo
  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 10:16 AM IST
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The Japanese government said existing border restrictions would remain in place except in cases involving humanitarian reasons.

The country said it would add 18 countries to its entry ban from July 1, according to a June 29 posting on the foreign ministry website.

That brings the total number of countries subject to Japan's entry ban to 129.

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