The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show.
The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came Monday when the State Department advised US citizens against traveling to Japan because of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
The “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory is the highest cautionary level in the department’s hierarchy of warnings.
It’s been more than a year since Americans have paid tourist calls to the nation. Japan has been closed to US leisure travelers throughout the pandemic, with only “very limited” circumstances in which US citizens could enter.
The Games are still scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 in Japan.
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