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Japan seeks longer COVID quarantines for Indian arrivals

Government weighs six-day stay at designated facilities to keep new variants at bay

People at at India's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after flights from the U.K. were canceled. Now travelers from the South Asian nation will face tougher entry restrictions in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering stricter travel restrictions for incoming travelers from India as new cases swamp the South Asian country, Nikkei has learned.

The government looks to extend the self-quarantine period required for those travelers to six days, aiming to keep out a coronavirus variant thought to be highly infectious.

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