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Japan Vietnam Allow Charter Flights For Business Travelers

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Japan and Vietnam have been extremely cautious about the spread of the virus so much so that they are only now allowing charter planes to fly to and fro, after a gap of almost 120 days. 

Organised by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the two countries are now finding it safe to allow travel through a chartered flight to Vietnam from Tokyo’s Narita airport. The first flight since March has carried 150 odd passengers who were all checked before allowing boarding the flight. After arrival, they will have to go through a mandatory two week of quarantine before entering Vietnam city officially. 

Over the weekend as many as 400 travelers would be transported to Vietnam from Japan.  Vietnam has been strict to seal off its borders to any foreign travel and Japan had also followed suit. It is worth noting that both countries share very strong trade relations and this kind of sealing had affected business operations on both sides. 

Japan has currently banned residents of more than 100 countries and regions — including Vietnam into its territory.  Impeccable standards of cleanliness and alert counter measures have helped both counties bring the outbreak into control.  Japan has reported more than 18,000 cases and 971 deaths, while Vietnam has reported only 352 cases — and no deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. 

Vietnam has literally become a case study for this achievement of sorts, where it could have been on a point of disadvantage of sharing its borders with the country where the virus first originated. With a massive population of 97 million people, Vietnam has recorded only just over 300 cases of Covid-19 on its soil and not a single death.

Vietnam could win quickly as it recognized the vulnerability of its medical system. It decided to work on prevention of spread that manage the aftermath, thus controlling the contraction numbers at large and no deaths till date. 

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