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Japan lifts entry ban for Thailand

Christian Fernsby |
Japan will lift its entry ban on foreign travellers from Thailand and eight other countries starting on Sunday, as it gradually eases coronavirus travel restrictions in a bid to revive its battered economy.

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Topics: JAPAN    THAILAND   

China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Brunei, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam will also be taken off the entry ban list, as all of them have largely brought the pandemic under control, officials in Tokyo said on Friday.

However, the country continues to suspend visa waiver agreements with other countries and limit the issuance of new visas, meaning that in most cases tourists will still not be able to visit.

The decision, made at a meeting of the government’s coronavirus response task force presided over by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, was announced after the Foreign Ministry earlier in the day lowered its travel advisories for the countries and regions from Level 3 to Level 2. ■

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