The COVID-19 lockdown has had everyone stuck inside their homes. The strictness on not roaming outside your house unnecessarily has been a rule for almost every country affected by the virus. However, local travelling is not the only thing that is banned amidst the pandemic, but international flights are also banned.
Japan stops tourism for a while as well as international students. Work visas are not the residents in the country are also banned. According to the latest travel ban list from the Japanese government, about 131 countries are banned from Japan during the pandemic. Re-entry ban is also imposed where people are not allowed to re-enter the country once they have left. Even the Japanese residents who left the country after the ban was imposed aren’t allowed to re-enter the country until the ban is lifted.Currently, Africa is a continent where coronavirus hasn’t caused much destruction as it has on other continents. That’s why most African countries aren’t affected by the ban. A few Asian countries like Myanmar, Nepal, Mongolia are also free from the Japanese ban. Venezuela, Paraguay and Suriname are also not included in the list of banned countries. North Korea was already banned from Japanese visit pre-pandemic. These astonishing numbers of bans show the concerns of the Japanese government for their safety measures of the COVID-19.
The new cases of coronavirus were stabilized by Japan in May and have been the same way. The country has seemingly controlled the new cases with only 60 new cases in Tokyo, which is the highest since the end of the state of emergency. As the situation progresses, the country is taking safety precautions accordingly and going as far as banning countries for visits.
Below is a world map that shows the currently banned and unbanned countries from travelling to Japan.
Infographic by: statista.com