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Japan cancels visa-free entry for Macau and Hong Kong

Japan cancels visa-free entry for Macau and Hong Kong

Government also imposes a 14-day quarantine restriction on all tourists from mainland China and South Korea due to Coronavirus.

Japan.- Japan will suspend visa-free arrangements for Hong Kong and Macau citizens as the country tightens immigration controls amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

It will also impose a 14-day quarantine restriction on all tourists from mainland China and South Korea.

According to Inside Asia Gaming, Japan will suspend all visa applications from China and South Korea and tourists from the two countries will only be allowed to land at Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Osaka’s Kansai Airport.

They will also be banned from taking public transport and must be quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days.

“We will ask travellers to stay in designated areas for two weeks and not to use public transport,” Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, said.

Hong Kong travel agencies cancelled at least 75 tours to the country, affecting about 1,800 people.

As of Thursday, Japan has recorded over 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and recorded 12 deaths. In South Korea, one of the most affected countries by virus, more 6,000 people have been infected.

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