Vietnam among first nations to enjoy Japan's relaxed entry policy

VOV.VN - Amid countries worldwide making decisions to begin relaxing immigration policies following the peak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, approximately 250 people per day from Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia will be granted permission to enter Japan starting from July.

Those entering the Far East nation will only be permitted to do so for the purpose of working, with Japan currently issuing a temporary suspension of entry procedures to more than 100 countries and territories globally.

This comes after Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu stated that his nation is keen to begin easing entry for Vietnamese citizens due to the country successfully containing the COVID-19 epidemic.

At present, it is impossible to judge any travel restrictions without taking the entry of foreign tourists into consideration. In the immediate future however, only experts and people entering for work purposes will be able to come to Japan, the Japanese diplomat noted.

Currently, Vietnam and New Zealand are two countries that have not recorded any fresh COVID-19 cases for a prolonged period of time. Elsewhere, the number of infected people has decreased in China, although the total number of infections has exceeded 80,000, meaning it is not possible for citizens from the northern neighbour to be permitted entry into Japan during this period.