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Japan and Vietnam partially remove travel restrictions


Japan and Vietnam agreed on a partial and phased lifting of travel restrictions between the two countries, said the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

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“Both countries agreed on the importance of strengthening strategic partnerships in various fields at the same time, as taking measures to prevent the spread of a new type of coronavirus infection. In this spirit, both countries agreed, strictly abiding by each country’s rules to prevent the spread of infection, to partially and gradually reduce restrictions for travel between countries,” the statement said.

Thus, Vietnam will be the first country in relation to which Japan will relax restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus.

As Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said at a press conference in Japan, the implementation of this agreement "should not take much time". He also noted that Thailand could become the next country. Currently, Japan is also negotiating with Australia and New Zealand.

As long as the removal of restrictions applies only to business trips, one of the conditions will be a negative test for COVID-19, made before crossing the border with Japan.

Currently, Japan has a ban on the entry of foreigners from 111 countries.

source: kyodonews.net