World Japan set to ban entry from the U.S. as early as next week

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    Japan is moving to refuse entry to all foreign nationals travelling on U.S. passports or who have been in the United States for the past two weeks.

    The restriction is expected to be decided on as early as next week after coronavirus infections skyrocketed in the United States, making it the country with the highest number of cases.

    Discussions are still being held to decide whether the measure would cover all of the United States or just certain parts, government sources said.

    All foreign nationals who have been in the United States for the past two weeks would be denied entry unless they had pressing circumstances.

    The measure would be implemented under provisions of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.

    The Foreign Ministry is expected to raise its infectious disease warning for the United States to Level 3, second from the top on a four-stage scale, and issue a recommendation to Japanese nationals to cancel plans to travel to the United States.

    The government had already started moving from March 26 to restrict entry for those entering from anywhere in the United States.

    Read more here. (Asahi)

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