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Japan Tightening Border Controls on Three More African Countries, Says Foreign Ministry

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Last Updated: November 27, 2021, 16:27 IST

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Japan will tighten border controls for the southern African nations amid threat of Omicron variant. (Reuters)

Japan will tighten border controls for the southern African nations amid threat of Omicron variant. (Reuters)

The new rules will take effect from midnight and come a day after Japan tightened border controls for those arriving from South Africa, Botswana and others.

Japan will tighten border controls for the southern African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, requiring a 10-day quarantine for any entrants, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, after a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa.

The new rules will take effect from midnight (1500 GMT on Saturday) and come a day after Japan tightened border controls for those arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Lesotho.

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first published:November 27, 2021, 16:27 IST
last updated:November 27, 2021, 16:27 IST