Japan and Myanmar will reopen borders for long-term residents

28 AUG 2020

On August 24, at their meeting in Naypyidaw, the Japanese and Myanmar foreign ministers agreed to reopen borders for expatriates and other long-term residents as soon as early September. A move towards easing travel restrictions put in place to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Japan’s foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also confirmed that they will speed up talks to reestablish short-term business travel while taking appropriate measures to safeguard against coronavirus. Kyodo News reports on the agreement and other details to emerge from the talks. 


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