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Japan and China to lift ban on business travel

Journeys to be conditional on negative coronavirus test results and itineraries

Tourists will be excluded from an agreement in the works by Japan and China on easing coronavirus travel restrictions.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and China will conclude an agreement as early as this month on mutually reopening their borders for business travel, a move to accelerate economic activity between the two countries.

Both governments are set to approve short-term business trips as well as long-term stays for expatriates. Short-term business travelers will be exempted from a two week self-isolation on condition that they submit negative coronavirus test results and travel itineraries to authorities.

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