Coronavirus has closed Vietnam on its borders. Now allows first flights from Japan

(CNN) – A Japanese business plane landed Vietnamese On June 25, they marked the first flight between the two countries, as they imposed border restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus.

However, the two countries are now easing their restrictions and allowing a charter flight from Tokyo’s Narita airport to northern Vietnam on Thursday by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

The pre-flight temperatures of 150 passengers have been checked, tested for coronavirus on arrival, and will be quarantined for two weeks in a hotel. The other two charter flights are planned to take place on Friday and Saturday. Japan Vietnamese.
According to the company, about 130 of the travelers work in the Vietnamese factory of the Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp Corporation. “I am very happy to be happy. Now we will have the human resources we need to restart our operations,” said the company’s Vietnamese president, Wada Kazuhito. Said. by NHK to the Japanese media outlet.
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the first step towards opening borders between the two countries earlier this month It works to relax travel rules with Vietnam.

However, for now, tourists are not included in the plans.

Both Japan and Vietnam seem to control their outbreaks. According to a scoreboard from Johns Hopkins University, Japan reported more than 18,000 cases and 971 deaths, while Vietnam reported only 352 cases – and no deaths.

Travel bubbles

Japan and Vietnam are the latest countries, as countries around the world are balancing the need to keep their citizens safe and slowly re-opening borders to start their economies.

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An idea discussed in some regions is called travel balloons – that is, reopening borders, but only to residents of certain countries.

Others are still working on details on how to open borders.

New Zealand and Australia leaders have pledged to create a travel corridor, although no exact plan has been announced.
On June 21, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia “Frank” Voreqe Bainimarama said that the country is working on its own bubble – what it calls itself “Bula Bubble” between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.

Bula is a greeting in Fijian which means hello or welcome.

CNN’s Lilit Marcus contributed to this article.

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