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Japanese Gov’t Cancels Visas Issued To Filipinos, 10 Other Countries Because Of COVID-19 Fears

It’s a way to halt imported cases from coming to Japan

The Japanese gov’t has decided to cancel visas issued to Filipino citizens and 10 other countries today because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The cancellation of visas will affect around 750,000 people, and 11 countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Israel, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This is following the earlier cancellation of visas issued to citizens of 40 other countries including China, South Korea, Iran, Egypt and most European nations.

Many countries are now shutting their doors to control the escalation of cases bought about by foreigners flying from countries where the epidemic has become rampant.

China and Russia have closed their doors to foreigners and tourists to try and halt the rise of imported COVID-19 cases.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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