Japan set to extend COVID entry ban as omicron spreads

January 11, 2022

Japan will keep its borders closed for the time being due to worries about the omicron variant of COVID. © Reuters Nikkei staff writers January 10, 2022 21:22 JST Updated on January 11, 2022 06:08 JST | Japan Copy Copied TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to announce an extension of a ban on new foreign arrivals as early as Tuesday, as the government tries to stop the spread of the highly transmissible omicron COVID variant.…

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