13 May '11, 3am

MFA lifts travel advisory on Japan: THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has lifted its advisory against non-es...

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has lifted its advisory against non-essential travel to quake-stricken Japan. Coming two months after the March 11 quake, the updated travel advisory still advises against travel to the coastal areas of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, which continue to suffer infrastructural disruptions following the 9.0-magnitude quake, tsunami and threatened nuclear crisis. The MFA added that the International Atomic Energy Agency still considers the overall situation 'very serious' at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, whose water-cooling systems were knocked out by the tsunami. Travellers should therefore strictly observe the 30km exclusion zone around the power plant imposed by the Japanese government, and refrain from going within 80km of it. Even before the MFA advisory, travel agencies had already started to record a gradual rise...

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channelnewsasia.com 12 May '11, 9am

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Singapore eases travel advisory to Japan

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straitstimes.com 12 May '11, 10am

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Brochure to cut air travel complaints

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straitstimes.com 12 May '11, 3pm

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channelnewsasia.com 15 May '11, 12pm

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