Vietnam and Japan agree on easing travel restrictions

Friday, 2020-06-19 16:13:13
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Passengers check in at a Vietnam Airlines counter at Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Vietnam Airlines)
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NDO – Vietnam and Japan have agreed to gradually relax the travel restrictions between the two countries in the coming time, as announced by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 19.

The announcement from the ministry stated that the specifics of the next measures and procedures will be discussed via diplomatic channels.

Both governments have cooperated closely in the prevention and control of COVID-19 and Vietnam highly praised the important results that Japan has achieved in preventing the spread of the epidemic, the document said.

On May 25, Japan announced a lifting of the country's state of emergency. The Government of Japan also highly appreciated the Government of Vietnam for its success in preventing and fighting the COVID-19 epidemic and for the fact that there have been no new cases of infection in the community for more than two months.

The two sides shared a common understanding of the importance of continuing to strengthen the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries in all fields, in the context of ensuring the requirements in the fight against COVID-19 in full compliance with the relevant regulations on prevention and control of COVID-19 in each country.