TOKYO: Marking the first step in easing travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of infectious diseases, travel from Japan to Vietnam will begin, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday. Back this week.

According to Kyodo News, published on June 23, 2020, Motegi said at a press conference that three special flights carrying about 440 business people were scheduled from Thursday until now. On Saturday, Vietnam agreed to accept travelers on the condition that they agree to strengthen protective measures.

Vietnam Airlines flight is organized by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam. They will fly from Tokyo's Narita Airport east to Van Don International Airport near Halong, northern Vietnam.

Motegi said on Friday that Japan and Vietnam had agreed to ease travel restrictions "in part" and that it would not take long before traveling between the two countries.

It is unclear when the first flight from Vietnam to Japan will take place.