Japan scraps Covid warning on traveling to Vietnam

By Hoang Phong   May 29, 2022 | 10:48 pm PT
Japan scraps Covid warning on traveling to Vietnam
Passengers wearing protective face masks walk at the Haneda airport, in Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Androniki Christodoulou
The Japanese government has scrapped a warning to its citizens against traveling for non-essential purposes to 36 countries and territories, including Vietnam.

Its Foreign Ministry said the 36 have been moved from a Level 2 warning, under which citizens are required to refrain from all non-essential travel, to Level 1, the lowest in its four-point scale, Japan Times reported.

The ministry said globally there is a downward trend in the number of new Covid-19 infections and deaths, and the risk of severe symptoms and deaths is receding.

Nevertheless, it advised Japanese citizens to "stay fully alert" even when visiting Level 1 countries.

Vietnam had over 9,300 new cases last week, down 24 percent from the previous week.

Vietnam has allowed quarantine-free entry since March 15 and recently waived the requirement for Covid tests.

Japan has also scrapped mandatory quarantine for people arriving from Vietnam if they have got three vaccine shots.

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