A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg
A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan’s rigid coronavirus travel ban leaves foreign workers in a quandary

  • Almost everyone except citizens is barred from entry if they arrive from one of 100 countries, regardless of their visa status
  • An Indonesian engineer says he left the country on temporary childcare leave, only to find he could neither return nor access his money in Japan

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg
A Vietnamese worker picks tomatoes at a farm in Asahi, Japan’s Chiba prefecture. Photo: Bloomberg
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