Japan To Add 14 More Nations To Entry Ban List

Japan to add 14 more nations to entry ban list

The Japanese government has decided to deny the entry of foreign nationals from an additional 14 countries to step up its coronavirus measures at ports of entry.

The government made the decision at a taskforce meeting on Monday. It will ban the entry of non-Japanese citizens who have been in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Djibouti, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, and Barbados within 14 days before their arrival in Japan. The ban will take effect on Wednesday.

Japan To Add Over 10 Nations To Entry Ban List

Japan to add over 10 nations to entry ban list

Japan plans to ban entry of foreign citizens from more than 10 countries to help curb the coronavirus outbreak. This is in addition to the 73 countries and territories already banned.

The government has decided to deny entry to foreigners who have been in Russia, Belarus, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others within 14 days before their arrival in Japan.

Japan To Include Us, China, Uk In Entry Ban List

Japan to include US, China, UK in entry ban list

Japan is planning to place an entry ban on foreign nationals from an additional 49 countries and territories as the coronavirus pandemic expands.

Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu revealed the plan on Tuesday. The additional areas will include the United States, Canada, and all of China and South Korea as well as Britain and Greece, covering most of Europe.

Japan Expands Entry Ban

Japan expands entry ban

Japan's Foreign Minister says that foreign nationals from the United States, China and South Korea, as well as most of Europe, will be banned from entering the country.

Japan To Include Us In Entry Ban On Foreigners

Japan to include US in entry ban on foreigners

Japan plans to include in its list of entry denials foreigners arriving from the United States, China and South Korea as well as most parts of Europe and some parts of Southeast Asia as the coronavirus pandemic expands.

The Japanese government has decided to soon raise a travel alert to all parts of the US to level three, recommending the cancellation of trips to the country. It will also ban foreigners who have stayed in the US in the past two weeks from entering Japan. The move comes amid the sharp rise of infections in the US.

Japan To Expand Entry Ban To More European Regions

Japan to expand entry ban to more European regions

NHK has learned that the Japanese government is planning to expand entry restrictions to foreigners from parts of Europe where the new coronavirus infection is rapidly spreading.

The new restrictions will apply to three areas in Spain, including the Madrid region; four areas in Italy, including the northern region of Liguria; the Ticino region of southern Switzerland; and all of Iceland.

Mask Shortage Continues After Resale Ban

Mask shortage continues after resale ban

Japan's ban on the price-gouging resale of face masks came into effect at midnight on Saturday. But manufacturers expect the shortage to continue for some time.

The ban is aimed at preventing the hoarding of masks for resale at inflated prices. The activity is thought to have contributed to mask shortages.

Mask-resale Gouging Ban Goes Into Force

Mask-resale gouging ban goes into force

Japan's ban on the price-gouging resale of face masks came into force on Sunday. Tokyo took the measure as masks have been in short supply amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Violators will face penalties of up to one year in prison or a fine as high as about 9,500 dollars.

Mask-resale Ban To Go Into Force From Sunday

Mask-resale ban to go into force from Sunday

A ban in Japan on the resale of face masks at marked-up prices is set to go into force from Sunday. The government has approved the measure, as the masks are in short supply amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Violators will face penalties of up to a year in prison or a fine as high as one million yen, or about 9,700 dollars.

Online Mask Sales Surge Prior To Resale Ban

Online mask sales surge prior to resale ban

Japanese government officials say a growing number of face masks are showing up on online auction and shopping sites. The surge comes ahead of a legal amendment that will ban reselling the items.

The officials at the industry ministry say hoarders are fetching high prices for the masks, amid a serious shortage.

Japan May Ban Visitors From Daegu, S.korea

Japan may ban visitors from Daegu, S.Korea

The Japanese government has begun making arrangements to bar foreign nationals from southern areas of South Korea from entering Japan, in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.

The measure would block the entry of foreign citizens who have stayed in Daegu City and Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province within 14 days of their arrival in Japan, unless they have special reasons.

Japan To Ban Entry Of People From Zhejiang

Japan to ban entry of people from Zhejiang

The Japanese government will ban people from the Chinese province of Zhejiang from entering the country starting Thursday, to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at a meeting of a taskforce dealing with the virus outbreak on Wednesday.

Japan's Entry Ban To Include People From Zhejiang

Japan's entry ban to include people from Zhejiang

The Japanese government will broaden its entry ban to cover people from the Chinese province of Zhejiang to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan. Many cases of the virus have been found in Zhejiang.

Japan currently bans the entry of foreign nationals who were in Hubei Province within 14 days before their arrival in Japan, or those who hold passports issued by the Hubei provincial government, unless they have special reasons.

Travel Agents Busy Responding To China's Tour Ban

Travel agents busy responding to China's tour ban

Japanese travel agencies are busy responding to China's suspension of overseas group tours aimed at containing the spread of the deadly new strain of coronavirus.

Tokyo-based travel agency Kamome Tourist handles package tours for Chinese travelers.