Incoming flights canceled for two months due to the Omicron mutant

The coronavirus's omicron variant kept a jittery world off-kilter Wednesday as reports of infections linked to the mutant strain cropped up in more parts of the globe, and one official said that the wait for more information on its dangers felt like "an eternity , Fact that incoming flights were canceled for two months due to the Omicron mutant .

Hence, Al-Arabiya correspondent reported that Canada canceled, today, Wednesday, all incoming flights to it for the months of December and January due to the Corona virus and the Omicron mutant.

Canada's measures come after Japan announced, today, that it also asked airlines to stop accepting new reservations, due to concerns about the Omicron mutant of the Corona virus.

This announcement came as the authorities announced the discovery of a second infection with the new mutant in a traveler coming to the country, a day after confirming the first infection.

"We have asked airlines to stop making new reservations for a month, starting from December 1," an official in the Ministry of Transport said, adding that current reservations are not covered by this decision.

The Japanese government has tightened border controls and banned entry to non-nationals from 10 South African countries. It also tightened quarantine procedures for foreign citizens and residents coming from dozens of countries and regions due to fears of the virus.