Quote from Zombie Shakespeare »That's odd. I heard on the radio earlier today that Japan is far behind the US and other countries in terms of percentages of citizens that have gotten a COVID vaccine. Seems iffy for Wizards to let them restart in store events given that.
It's stranger that they're opening the Africa region since the continent is doing terribly. Some countries only started receiving vaccines recently, and after the various vaccine/blood clot concerns the uptake in many African nations dropped off precipitously. I'm unsure which countries have store WotC intends on approving in-store play for, but that sticks out to me as not a sensible decision.