Japan says coronavirus border controls in place, adding 18 countries to entry ban


  • World
  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

A woman wearing a protective mask makes her way amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at a downtown in Tokyo, Japan June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government said existing border restrictions would remain in place except in cases involving humanitarian reasons.

The country said it would add 18 countries to its entry ban from July 1, according to a June 29 posting on the foreign ministry website.

That brings the total number of countries subject to Japan's entry ban to 129.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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