On Wednesday, the Japanese government said it will ban the entry of all foreign travellers who have visited Thailand and six other countries in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The measure will be effective from Friday. The six countries are Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Saint Lucia, East Timor, and Mongolia, bringing the number of countries and regions under such restrictions to 159.
Foreign travellers who have been to those areas within 14 days of arrival will not be allowed to enter Japan except under special circumstances. Japanese nationals are not subject to the measure.