15 Apr '11, 8pm

Japan travel is safe, says UN tourism body.

Japan travel is safe, says UN tourism body.

MADRID - There is no reason to avoid travel to and from Japan as radiation levels at the country's airports and ports are "well within safe limits", the UN World Tourism Organisation said Friday. Emergency crews have struggled to prevent a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima plant in northeastern Japan since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, leading many foreign governments to urge their citizens to stay away from the country. Just 352,800 foreigners arrived in Japan in March, 50.3 percent fewer than the same month in 2010 and the largest decline ever recorded, according to the Japan National Tourism Board. But the Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organisation said the "current situation poses no risk to travel to and from Japan." "Radiation monitoring around airports and seaports in Japan continues to confirm that levels remain well within safe limits f...

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