EU reinstates travel ban from Japan amid surge of COVID-19 cases

The European Union said Thursday it has decided to reinstate a travel ban from Japan as the country struggles to cope with a surge of novel coronavirus cases, having declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas. The EU maintains a list of countries that are exempted from its ban on nonessential travel to the economic bloc. In light of the latest developments, it has removed Japan from the list. Six countries including Australia, Singapore and South Korea are now on the list of exemptions. The latest EU decision is likely to prompt airline companies operating Europe-bound routes from …

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