12 May '11, 9am

MFA lifts advice against non-essential travel to Japan

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has lifted its advice against non-essential travel to Japan. But it urged Singaporeans to continue to avoid travel to the coastal areas of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, which were the most affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and still suffer disruptions to residential, business and transport infrastructure. MFA saId the International Atomic Energy Agency continues to maintain its assessment that the "overall situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious". It said Singaporeans should strictly observe the exclusion zone of 30 kilometres around the Fukushima nuclear power plant imposed by the Japanese government. They should refrain from travel within a radius of 80 kilometres from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. MFA has strongly advised Singaporeans who remain th...

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