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Japan weighs easing entry ban for Thailand and Vietnam

Australia and New Zealand are also in line as outbreaks brought under control

A Japan Airlines employee wearing protective mask scans the body temperature of a passenger at the nearly empty Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Japan will begin talks with Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam on easing coronavirus travel restrictions.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will begin discussions with Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam over the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions, Nikkei has learned, in its first step toward normalizing international travel suspended by the pandemic.

The easing will be initially targeted at business travelers before being expanded in stages, depending on the infection situations and economic conditions in the countries.

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