Here in France (and in most of EU), we are just "breathing again" after a 2 months-long lockdown when we couldn't go outside a 1km radius from our home. Cafés, bars, restaurants, movie theaters were all closed, most social life was shut down. It was a tough, depressing time for many people..
I can understand that people from banned countries may be upset ; i'm also aware that the economic loss is huge as written in the article, but please consider our situation : nobody want to go back to such a lockdown, and few are willing to take the risk to let people come in from heavily infected countries.
Having Japanese origins myself, i had to cancel my 2 weeks trip to Japan in May and i don't know when i will be able to go back there again ; so i can feel what it's like when you'r on the banned side.
I just hope an effective testing protocol (or just a vaccine ^^) will be put in place for travelers ; in the meantime, it's just 仕方がない！
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