Aeroplanes of Japan Airlines at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Japan will ease travel restrictions imposed to keep the COVID-19 pandemic in check. — AFP/VNA Photo
HÀ NỘI — Japan will ease travel restrictions imposed to keep the COVID-19 pandemic in check, starting with flights to Việt Nam on a limited basis later this month, according to Kyodo News.
The plan comes as Japan is in talks to resume air travel with Việt Nam, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, where the COVID-19 pandemic is under control and there is a relatively low risk of importing infections, the news agency cited sources from the Japanese government as saying.
Japan and Việt Nam currently mandate a 14-day quarantine period for all arrivals to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Under the new scheme, travellers between the two countries will be exempt from these restrictions if they take PCR tests for the virus prior to departure and upon arrival and test negative both times, said Kyodo News.
They will also have to submit itineraries detailing where they are staying and where they intend to visit. — VNS