Vietnam welcomes Japan’s recent decision to relax its travel restrictions for Vietnamese citizens, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 24.
|Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang
Hang made the statement in response to Japan’s announcement on easing its travel restrictions for Vietnam.
She said both Vietnam and Japan are working on measures to promote bilateral cooperation, including the phased resumption of travel in line with regulations on exit-entry and travel between the two countries, thus ensuring the pandemic combat and spurring common development.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced on July 22 Japan will introduce the ‘Residence Track’ to allow the resumption of travel for citizens from Vietnam and Thailand as early as late July.
However, it said Vietnamese and Thai citizens, upon entering Japan, will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period at home or another designated area.
For businesspeople who enter Japan for business activities in a limited areas during the 14 day quarantine, Japan will continue to coordinate with Vietnam and Thailand through diplomatic channels, to soon reach an agreement on the issue.VNA