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Japan removes global COVID travel warning

Due to the end of the COVID-19 emergency declared by the World Health Organisation, the Japanese government dropped its travel warning for the rest of the world on Monday.

When Japan first issued its travel advisory for Chinese visitors in January 2020, it was set at Level 1, the lowest possible level out of four. In March of that year, the Foreign Ministry made it available to all countries.

A Level 3 caution advised individuals to avoid travelling to 159 different countries and regions at one point.

The government has issued a global Level 1 notice, urging people to “stay fully alert,” since late October.

The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, citing a decrease in deaths and cases involving significant symptoms.


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