In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

Man Reveals How He Was Stopped From Getting into Japan For Bearing Nigerian Passport

Man Reveals How He Was Stopped From Entering Japan For Bearing Nigerian Passport

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Iwe Idorenyin, a Nigerian man, a doctorate scholar on the Hong Kong College of Science and Know-how, has defined how he was stopped from coming into Japan for bearing a Nigerian passport, SaharaReporters experiences.

In what seems like discrimination in opposition to him, Idorenyin’s journey was reduce quick as he was stopped from embarking on his journey to the Asian nation.

He stated he was travelling from america of America to Hong Kong, China, the place he’s learning however was stopped from boarding as a result of his ready time will cross midnight.

He famous that Nigerians weren’t allowed to cross the midnight in Japan whereas ready for his or her connecting flight within the nation.

He stated, “I had a flight to Hong Kong from the US, however I wanted to first fly from San Diego to San Francisco and from San Francisco to Narita Airport in Japan the place I might join one other flight to Hong Kong since there is no such thing as a direct flight from the US as a consequence of this pandemic.

“I obtained checked in at San Diego Airport at about 6:30am on a flight that was meant to depart at eight:00am to San Francisco; however after some time, my identify was known as requesting me to go to the counter for vital data.

“Upon approaching the United Airways counter, I used to be informed that I couldn’t join flight in Japan since my ready time will cross the midnight. Whereas I used to be attempting to get well from the shock, the attendant informed me that different passport could be allowed however not the Nigerian passport holders as they don’t want to attend past one calendar day in Japan with out a transit visa.

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“As Nigerians, we will solely transit or join flight in Japan to a different nation inside one calendar day. It implies that we can’t cross midnight earlier than our subsequent flight no matter our time of arrival on the airport. This doesn’t apply to many different nationals. It is actually unhappy.”

He famous that he had an identical expertise when he wished to board an AirCanada flight in February to the US as he was pressured to get a transit visa earlier than he may join flight at Vancouver to the US.

He added, “Typically, on my journeys, I’ve at all times been handled unfairly at completely different worldwide airports even when I’m travelling with folks of different nationalities.

“Nations reminiscent of China, Japan and Myanmar handled me very unfairly at their airports once I visited.”

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