TOKYO: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan stated Wednesday Tokyo had determined to ban flights from 152 international locations, together with Pakistan and India, a press release stated.
The ministry stated the choice had been taken in gentle of the fast unfold of COVID-19 after a number of variants of the virus had emerged. The ban will come into place from tomorrow.
Permanent residents and folks holding work visas will even not be allowed to enter the nation; solely Japanese nationals have been granted permission, the ministry stated.
Kuwait, UAE ban flights
The growth comes after Kuwait had banned flights and barred entry to travellers from 4 international locations — Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka — till additional discover, because the emirate tried to include the unfold of the coronavirus.
The resolution by the Gulf state’s cupboard didn’t embody cargo flights.
To enter Kuwait from the 4 international locations, folks will need to have been overseas for a minimum of 14 days beforehand, the assertion stated.
Kuwait final week it will ban residents who haven’t been vaccinated towards COVID-19 from travelling overseas from May 22.
United Arab Emirates has barred entry to non-UAE resident travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka beginning at this time.
The UAE final month banned entry to travellers from India to protect towards the unfold of the extremely contagious Indian variant.
“Flights between the four countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka,” the Gulf state’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) stated.
The ban contains transit flights coming from these international locations. Transit flights to these international locations can proceed.