Japan opens the country to accept tourists on October 11, free visa-no need to book group tours : PPTVHD36

Yesterday (Sept. 22) Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio announced while attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York that Japan will resume full entry into the country again. The tourists do not need a visa. including no need to travel with a tour group

This will mark the two-and-a-half years of lifting Japan’s border restrictions on tourist arrivals in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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“We will lift the limit on the number of people entering the country. and will return to accept individual tourists without visas,” Kishida said.

At present, Japan only accepts tourists who come as a group tour or buy a package tour. And all tourists must apply for a visa. Including limiting the reception of foreign tourists per day to only 50,000 people, but from Oct. 11, foreign tourists coming to stay for a short time will no longer need to apply for a tourist visa.

before covid-19 Japan allows free visas to tourists from 68 countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United States.

The Japanese government hopes to boost the country’s economy by revitalizing the tourism industry by taking advantage of the weakening yen. The yen is at its lowest level in 24 years, hitting 145 yen per dollar. This makes Japan an even more attractive destination for international tourists.

before covid-19 Japan, which received 31.8 million international tourists in 2019, is one of the most popular destinations in Asia. And with the culture and convenience of the airport. This puts Japan number 1 in the World Economic Forum’s latest travel and tourism development index.

Compiled by Nikkei Asia

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