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Japan and Singapore aim to reopen business travel in September

Foreign ministers agree to exempt COVID-free visitors from quarantine

Flight information at Changi airport early in the pandemic: Singapore and Japan are eager to restart business travel.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The foreign ministers of Japan and Singapore agreed Thursday to work toward resuming business travel between the two countries in September after a monthslong halt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Japan's Toshimitsu Motegi and Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan reached the accord during a meeting in the city-state.

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