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France and Italy remove travel restrictions on Japan

Germany says acceptance hinges on reciprocal action by Tokyo

An Air France A380 plane sits on the tarmac at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The country now accepts travelers from Japan without a 14-day self-quarantine requirement.   © Reuters

TOKYO/LONDON -- France, Italy and a number of European countries have relaxed entry restrictions from Japan, Nikkei has learned.

As of Saturday, the two fellow Group of Seven members along with the Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Cyprus had lifted measures blocking visits from Japan, according to government announcements or local media. Each country had imposed strict regulations to combat the novel coronavirus.

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