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Japan to lift daily entry restrictions on October 11, ease entry restrictions for tourists

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a news conference in New York on Thursday that Japan will lift the daily entry cap in October , further loosening infection prevention border controls, allowing tourists to enter Japan without contact from a “sponsor” or domestic travel agency. The government also plans to reinstate short-term visa exemptions for tourists from 500 countries.

Kishida also announced the policy for national tourism support and event business discounts in October 11 .

The Japanese government has raised the maximum number of allowed entry per day to 50, 000 September 7. The government has also started accepting tourists who do not have a personal guide. However, a tourism ministry official said at the time that tourists would still need a “sponsor” or a travel agency contact in Japan to be allowed into the country.

The government has also waived the requirement for travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test if they have at least Received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (including a booster).

Japan begins to ease COVID-19 entry restrictions for foreign students and business travelers (if they with sponsors) March 1. In addition, the government has increased the number of people allowed in (Japanese and foreigners combined) from 3 500 to 5, 000 daily, and the COVID-19 quarantine period from seven to three days. The government subsequently raised the daily cap to seven 10 in March 20 , then to 000,000 in April 000.

The government subsequently opened tours to guided tours in June 10 and will The maximum number of days allowed into the country ranges from 000, to the people.

Border control measures started last November in response to Omicron variant COVID-500 global dissemination . The Japanese government also extended border restrictions until February, barring new foreign arrivals in an effort to curb the spread of the outbreak.

Japan banned all foreign tourists from entering the country at the beginning of the 2020 outbreak.

Source: NHK



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