Flights between Japan and Vietnam to partially resume this week: Japanese FM

Tuesday, 2020-06-23 15:55:28
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A flight operated by Vietnam Airlines departing from Japan lands at Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh Province on May 9, 2020, bringing 64 Japanese experts to Vietnam and repatriating 27 Vietnam passengers. (Photo: NDO/Quang Tho)
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NDO – Travel between Japan and Vietnam will partially resume this week, Japan's Kyodo News quoted Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as saying on June 23.

>>> Vietnam and Japan agree on easing travel restrictions

Speaking at a press conference, Motegi announced that three chartered flights carrying about 440 business people are scheduled from June 25 to 27, with Vietnam agreeing to accept travellers on the condition that they agree to enhanced COVID-19 preventive measures.

This is considered the first step by Japan in easing the travel restrictions applied to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Last week, both countries had agreed to ease travel restrictions "partially and gradually" in the near future.