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Coronavirus: Thailand scraps quarantine-free visas to fight Omicron; Japanese regions hosting American bases face curbs

Thailand indefinitely suspended a quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated visitors and ordered a ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants in areas deemed at high risk of Covid-19 infections to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.The nation’s main virus task force spared Bangkok, Phuket and six other tourist destinations from harsh containment measures but banned alcohol consumption at restaurants and other commercial establishments after 9pm.Overseas visitors holding valid visas for…

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