— AFP/File

TOKYO: The Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Japan stated Wednesday Tokyo had  determined to ban flights from 152 international locations, together with Pakistan and India, an announcement stated.

The ministry stated the choice had been taken in gentle of the speedy unfold of COVID-19 after a number of variants of the virus had emerged. The ban will come into place from tomorrow.

Everlasting residents and folks holding work visas can even not be allowed to enter the nation; solely Japanese nationals have been granted permission, the ministry stated.

Kuwait, UAE ban flights

The event comes after Kuwait had banned flights and barred entry to travellers from 4 international locations — Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka — till additional discover, because the emirate tried to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.

The choice by the Gulf state’s cupboard didn’t embody cargo flights.

To enter Kuwait from the 4 international locations, folks should have been in a foreign country for a minimum of 14 days beforehand, the assertion stated.

Kuwait final week it could ban residents who haven’t been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 from travelling overseas from Might 22.

United Arab Emirates has barred entry to non-UAE resident travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka beginning as we speak.

The UAE final month banned entry to travellers from India to protect in opposition to the unfold of the extremely contagious Indian variant.

“Flights between the 4 international locations will proceed to permit the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka,” the Gulf state’s Nationwide Emergency Disaster and Disasters Administration Authority (NCEMA) stated.

The ban contains transit flights coming from these international locations. Transit flights to these international locations can proceed.

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