Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Great Britain Removes Tokyo Travel Warning

The British Foreign Office has revised its travel advice for Japan as the country continues to recover from the March 11th earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

The Foreign Office has lifted its advisory against all non-essential travel to Tokyo following a decrease in radiation risk from the crippled Fukushima reactor.

The British government continues to advise avoiding non-essential travel to areas northeast of Tokyo affected by the quake, including the 80-kilometer radius of the plant some 220 kilometers from Tokyo.

In its revised travel advice for Japan the Foreign Office said: “We no longer advise against non-essential travel to Tokyo.”

“Although the situation at Fukushima will remain of concern for some time, the risks are gradually declining as the reactors cool and as facilities to stabilize them are established,” the British embassy said in the travel advisory posted on its web site:

http://ukinjapan.fco … ws&id=580563082