Japan reimposing tough entry measures due to Omicron

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TOKYO – Japan is cancelling softened quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated citizens or foreigners with long-term visas or residence permits due to the new Omicron coronavirus strain from Dec 1, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Now all persons, including those who have been fully vaccinated and have the appropriate certificate, will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days, said Sputnik.

In addition, the requirement for mandatory lockdown for three days in a special hotel is also being reintroduced.