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Japan to request all travelers from foreign countries to self-quarantine, expand entry ban

  • April 2, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Asahi, Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that in response to the rise in coronavirus cases in Japan, the GOJ decided at a meeting of the GOJ coronavirus taskforce headquarters on Wednesday to ask all travelers entering the country to self-quarantine for two weeks at designated places such as their homes or hotels upon arrival. Travelers from overseas, including Japanese citizens, will also be asked to refrain from using public transportation to get to their designated self-quarantine locations. The measure is to be in place from April 3 to the end of the month. The government also decided to expand its entry ban on foreign visitors to cover a total of 73 countries and regions, an additional 49 nations including the United States, the UK, China, and South Korea. The papers wrote that the measure will go into force at 12:00 a.m. on April 3.  

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