November 27, 2021 at 18:45 JST
Passengers head to an area for COVID-19 tests at Narita Airport on Nov. 8. (The Asahi Shimbun/ Hikaru Uchida)
Japan will tighten border controls for the southern African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, requiring a 10-day quarantine for any entrants, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, after a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa.
The new rules will take effect from midnight (1500 GMT on Saturday) and come a day after Japan tightened border controls for those arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Lesotho.
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