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South Korea suspends visas for Japanese in tit-for-tat coronavirus curbs

South Korea suspends visas for Japanese in tit-for-tat coronavirus curbs

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyo’s own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbours dating back to before World War Two. South Korea’s curbs, which take effect on Monday, also include special entry procedures

South Korea suspends visas for Japanese amid tit-for-tat coronavirus curbs

South Korea suspends visas for Japanese amid tit-for-tat coronavirus curbs

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyo’s own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between the neighbors dating back to before World War Two. South Korea’s curbs, which will take effect on Monday, also include special entry

South Korea to Suspend Visa Waivers for Japan - Reports

South Korea to Suspend Visa Waivers for Japan - Reports

The South Korean government will suspend visa waivers for Japan from midnight 9 March and revoke already-issued visas for Japanese citizens, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday citing South Korean First Deputy Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young. In addition, special entry procedures will be imposed for all foreigners entering Japan, the media outlet

South Korea says to suspend visa waivers, existing visas for Japan: foreign ministry

South Korea says to suspend visa waivers, existing visas for Japan: foreign ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it will halt visa waivers for Japan in response to travel restrictions imposed by Tokyo, as coronavirus containment measures ignited a diplomatic row between the two Asian nations. “From March 9, the visa waivers for Japan and the validity of existing visas will be suspended,” Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young

South Korea summons Japan envoy over travel curbs in coronavirus row

South Korea summons Japan envoy over travel curbs in coronavirus row

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea summoned Japan’s envoy on Friday to protest against its neighbour’s decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks, and threatened reprisals, as the bid to rein in a coronavirus ignited a new row, following a trade spat last year. Japan is among almost 100 nations to impose curbs on travellers from South Korea,

Coronavirus quarantine plans ignite row between South Korea and Japan

Coronavirus quarantine plans ignite row between South Korea and Japan

The coronavirus outbreak has ignited a diplomatic row between Japan and South Korea, after Tokyo said it would quarantine all passengers arriving from the country, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases outside China. In response, the government in Seoul on Friday called the move “unreasonable, excessive and extremely regrettable”, threatening

Japan says virus travel curbs not too late as South Korea protests

Japan says virus travel curbs not too late as South Korea protests

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government defended tighter travel restrictions on visitors from China and South Korea, saying they were not too late to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, as Seoul protested the measures as “excessive”. “The decision was the result of a comprehensive review of the information available about the situation in

S.Korea protests Japanese travel curbs

S.Korea protests Japanese travel curbs

Japan has joined the list of almost 100 countries that have imposed restrictions on South Korean travellers, barring arrivals from highly affected areas starting on Saturday and ordering a two-week quarantine for those from other regions. The South Korean foreign ministry said Japan's ambassador would be summoned to explain Tokyo's decision and receive

South Korea vows 'reciprocal' countermeasures to Japan's coronavirus travel limits

South Korea vows 'reciprocal' countermeasures to Japan's coronavirus travel limits

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it will consider countermeasures to Japan’s “unjust, unacceptable” travel restrictions barring visitors from areas which have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The presidential National Security Council met after Japan said it would bar arrivals from highly affected areas in South Korea and Iran

Japan defends virus travel restrictions

Japan defends virus travel restrictions

Seoul has protested, describing the measures as "excessive." "The decision was the result of a comprehensive review of the information available about the situation in other countries and the effects of other measures," chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference on Friday. "I think the timing is appropriate." Starting Monday,