Japan to Lift Travel Ban to 12 Countries, Including China But Not U.S.

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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Photo Credit: Destinations in Japan like the Kifune Shrine, a popular tourist destination in Kyoto, could soon see visitors under the lifting of a travel ban to 12 countries. Skift

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