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S. Korea, Japan to Halt Business-Track Entry Program to Curb Coronavirus Variant

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1442/5/29 - 2021/01/13

Seoul, Jan. 13, 2021, SPA -- South Korea and Japan plan to suspend "business-track" trips to each other in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant, Yonhap cited their governments as announcing today, on Wednesday.

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the decision to temporarily stop the special business travel arrangement for South Koreans and nationals of 10 other countries in line with the state of emergency measure against COVID-19.

The program will be suspended from Jan. 14 through Feb. 7, while travellers with entry visas already issued will be permitted to enter Japan by Jan. 21.

South Korea's foreign ministry said later that it will also halt the special entry procedures for Japanese nationals during the period.

20:29 LOCAL TIME 17:29 GMT

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