The US government has advised its citizens not to travel to Japan, which is hosting the upcoming Olympics, citing the growing danger posed by COVID-19.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated its warning about traveling to that country “due to COVID-19, do not travel to Japan.”
The Olympic host has been widely criticized for its slow vaccination rate, such as Only 2% of the country’s 125 million people have received the vaccine Against COVID-19.
Japan rapidly opened its first mass vaccination centers in the pre-Olympic campaign, which was canceled last year due to the epidemic.
In order to control the number of visitors, Japan limited the number of invitations to unions Sports Events.
The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee indicated its intention to reduce the number of foreign representatives from committees, federations and invited bodies.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Seiko Hashimoto, he said so Tokyo 2020 “mindful” to limit the attendance of actors Foreigners as much as possible, and they supported taking this action “in coordination with the International Olympic Committees and the Paralympic Games”, during a virtual press conference.
The Tokyo 2020 executive director indicated that the Games’ hosts aim to visit about 90,000 foreign representatives to Japan, half the number expected before the event was postponed last year. Toshiro Mewtwo, in an interview with the local Kyodo Agency. (See also: Athletes eligible for the Olympic Games will be vaccinated.)
Mewtwo indicated the final figure could be lower, and said the measure is in line with Efforts to “streamline” the Olympic Games Which the International Olympic Committee has been promoting since the event was postponed due to the pandemic.