Japan Embassy here today clarified that Tokyo did not impose any specific restriction on return flight from Japan to other countries.
"It should be noted that Japan does not have any specific restriction for the return flight from Japan to other countries," said Japan mission here issuing a statement in response to the press reports regarding a "ban" on flight operation from Dhaka to Japan.
As of 25th of May, it said Japan added Bangladesh, together with 10 countries including India and Pakistan, to the list of countries subject to denial of entry into Japan (and the measures came into effect from JST 00:00 on 27th of May).
The decision reflects overall assessment on the Covid-19 situation in this region, it added.
Besides, it said with the above-mentioned decision and border measures, non-Japanese nationals who have stayed or visited any of a list of 111 countries, including Bangladesh, within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Japan unless there are special circumstances.
"It is true that four passengers, aboard on the chartered flight on 30th of April, have been found Covid-19 positive after their entry into Japan, but their source/place of infection has not been identified," it said.
The statement said Japan would continue to extend its support to Bangladesh. "It is our sincere hope that Bangladesh will overcome the current crisis soon so that the two nations can further deepen the relations between Japan and Bangladesh," it added.