Japan has tightened its border controls for the time being, banning entry for 11 more nations including India. Japan has raised its travel ban alert to level 3 on last Monday, as part of its effort to contain the virus, according to Kyodo, a Tokyo-based news agency.
There are 100 countries and regions already covered by the entry ban including the US, China, and entire Europe. Its entry ban now covers 111 countries and territories, about half of the world. The additional countries newly added in the list are South Africa, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.
The Foreign Ministry of Japan has raised a travel advisory for the countries subjected to entry ban including India, urging against any trips to the areas during coronavirus pandemic.
The new measures on expansion are effective from May 27, until the end of June, without any further elaboration.
For more than 200 Indians stranded all over Japan, it’s an endless wait to return back to their homes also depressing to stay where they are. Several of these Indians are living in discounted OYO rooms facilitated the by Indian embassy, with no medical insurance, as it has lapsed since their contracts ended in March.
However, Tokyo is an expensive city Hence, the assistance provided is of little help according to an Indian stranded in Tokyo, reported Quint.