To prevent the COVID-19 mutant strain Omicron, Japan currently prohibits all foreigners from applying for entry. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced yesterday that the control measures will be extended for some time; in addition, close contacts of Omicron will be required to quarantine at the epidemic prevention hotel for 14 days.
Starting at 0:00 on November 30, Japan has in principle banned foreigners from applying for the new entry to prevent the COVID-19 mutant Omicron.
This measure was tentatively implemented for one month. Kishida announced at a press conference yesterday that border control will be extended for some time because scientific assessments of Omicron’s infectious power and critical illness risk have not yet been established.
In addition, Kishida said that for close contacts of Omicron, they will be required not to quarantine at their own homes, but to be quarantined at an epidemic prevention hotel for 14 days.