Vietnam, Japan to ease travel restrictions

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam and Japan have agreed to gradually ease travel restrictions between the two countries, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Vietnam, Japan to ease travel restrictions  - ảnh 1 Passengers at Noi Bai international airport. (Photo: VNA)

Related measures and procedures will be discussed via diplomatic channels, the Ministry said in a press release on Friday.

Both governments have a shared view on the importance of bolstering their extensive strategic partnership in all fields. Such cooperation should be strengthened in a way that ensures effective COVID-19 prevention and control, so as not to cause the virus to spread and to fully comply with regulations in each country, it said.

In an earlier press release, Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang confirmed the government was in talks with several countries, including China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, on gradually recommencing travel, in accordance with the situation on the ground. Experts and managers from the three countries would be provided opportunities to return to Vietnam for work. In return, Vietnamese interns and workers would be similarly considered, Hang said.