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Japan to suspend 'exemption' visas for foreign entrants

Tokyo tightens criteria on omicron fears, asks travelers to reapply

A ticket counter at Narita airport near Tokyo: The Japanese government is tightening the criteria used to grant exemptions to the temporary ban on foreign entrants.    © AP

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will temporarily invalidate special visas issued to foreign nationals who meet certain conditions, Nikkei has learned, in an effort to curb the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant.

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