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Coronavirus

Japan to remove travel ban for 12 countries including China next month: Yomiuri

FILE PHOTO: A view shows an almost empty international departure terminal of Haneda Airport, where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is planning to remove a ban on overseas travel to China and 11 other countries next month, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.

The 11 other countries and regions include Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia, the Yomiuri said.

The Japanese government, which currently bans travel to 159 countries and regions, will recommend that travellers refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent visits to those 12 countries, the newspaper said.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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