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Coronavirus

Japan keeps foreign visitor ban to protect against COVID variants

Business exemption for Chinese and South Korean travelers remains suspended

Business travel exemptions with China, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam are likely to remain suspended.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will maintain tight controls on the entry of foreign nationals following the extension of a state of emergency covering Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures to curb COVID-19, just weeks before preparations for the Olympics begin in earnest.

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