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Japan moves to relax entry restrictions for Việt Nam

Update: July, 24/2020 - 10:24

 

Japan has selected Việt Nam as one of the first four nations to relax travelling restrictions, besides Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand, because of Việt Nam’s good containment of COVID-19 and the travel demand between Việt Nam and Japan. — AFP/VNA Photo

TOKYO — Japan will ease entry restrictions for Việt Nam and Thailand this month, said Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu on Wednesday.

However, all citizens of the two Southeast Asian countries would be quarantined for 14 days at home or a designated location, according to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Regarding the permission for businesspeople and those with work purpose to enter Japan, the ministry said it will continue coordinating with Việt Nam and Thailand via diplomatic channels to implement this programme as soon as possible and announce agreements immediately.

Earlier, at a meeting on June 19, Minister Motegi said Japan and Việt Nam have reached an agreement on gradually and partially easing travelling restrictions between the two countries.

The two sides have been deliberating ways to carry out these measures via diplomatic channels.

Minister Motegi told Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents that Japan has selected Việt Nam as one of the first four nations to relax travelling restrictions, besides Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand, because of Việt Nam’s good containment of COVID-19 and the high travel demand between Việt Nam and Japan.

He expressed hopes the relaxation of immigration restrictions for Việt Nam will contribute to the strengthening of the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership. — VNS

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