International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics


TOKYO, Japan — The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee said on Saturday that international spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan during the Olympic Games which are scheduled for this summer.

‘In order to give clarity to ticket holders living overseas and to enable them to adjust their travel plans at this stage, the parties on the Japanese side have come to the conclusion that they will not be able to enter into Japan at the time of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,’ the Tokyo 2020 organising body said in a statement.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last year to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee ‘fully respect and accept this conclusion’, the statement added. 

With reports from Reuters and the Daily Mail

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