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Japan eases blanket ban on new incoming flight bookings


  • Japan has softened its suspension of all new incoming flight bookings to make it easier for citizens to return, the govt said today, a day after it announced the move prompted by worries about the Omicron Corona virus variant.
  • The Transport Ministry abruptly said it was asking airlines to stop taking all new incoming flight reservations for a month, in a surprise move affecting citizens and foreign residents.
  • But, Government Spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said it would be amended.