Japan lowers travel alert for Vietnam and seven other countries hinh anh 1People wear face masks to prevent coronavirus in Asakusa, Tokyo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Japan has lowered its travel alert over the COVID-19 pandemic for Vietnam, seven other countries and China’s Taiwan territory, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi announced on October 30.

The seven other countries are China, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand and Brunei.

The travel alert is downgraded from Level 3 which advises against travel to Level 2 which calls for refraining from nonessential travel.

The decision was made in the context of Japan gradually easing COVID-19 travel restrictions in a bid to revive its economy./.