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Japan limits foreign airlines to 100 passengers per flight

Border clampdown restricts domestic carriers to 3,400 arrivals per week

A cabin of an Eva Air Boeing 777-300ER. Japan has asked airlines to slash the number of passengers they bring into the country from overseas. (Photo by Melvin Loi)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has asked airlines to slash the number of passengers they bring into the country from overseas during the typically busy fiscal year-end travel period, amid concern about the spread of new coronavirus variants.

The transport ministry has told domestic carriers to limit arrivals to 3,400 per week, while foreign airlines are restricted to 100 per flight.

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