According to NHK on the 1st, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has requested each airline not to accept new reservations for all international flights arriving in Japan until the end of this month as a measure to restrict entry.
Japan’s two largest airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines, have suspended reservation sales of the ticket from today.
With this measure, even Japanese nationals who are currently staying abroad will not be able to enter Japan until the end of the year if they do not secure a ticket by the previous day.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport stated that this measure is a precautionary measure to respond to an emergency and is unavoidable.
Prior to this, the Japanese government banned new entry of all foreigners, including Koreans, in principle.