- 14 Mar 2002
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I guess things are not looking too good. The EU has removed Japan from the list of countries exempted from its ban on nonessential travel. Currently, travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand are allowed into the EU.
The latest EU decision is likely to prompt airline companies operating Europe-bound routes from Japan to review their flight plans, although it will remain up to each member country in the EU to decide whether to implement the ban and how to handle enforcement. While the pandemic situation in Japan is less severe than in some hard-hit countries such as the United States and several nations in Western Europe, it is one of the most affected countries in East and Southeast Asia, with over 380,000 infection cases and 5,500 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the EU prohibited nonessential trips from outside the economy last March.
BRUSSELS (Kyodo) -- The European Union said Thursday it has decided to reinstate a travel ban from Japan as the country struggles to cope with a surge