The country plans to boost tourist numbers this autumn
Japanese authorities may be about to remove restrictions on foreign tourist arrivals.
Japan’s deputy chief cabinet secretary Seiji Kihara hinted at the further easing of regulations as the country aims to attract more visitors in the coming months.
Currently, the country has a daily cap of 50,000 foreign tourist arrivals in place.
On 7 September 2022, Japan revised the Covid-19 guidelines for incoming tourists and allowed individual tourists from all countries to enter without joining a guided tour – provided that accommodation and tours were booked with an approved travel agency.
Currently, travellers still need to take a PCR test on arrival, download a health monitoring app to their smartphone, sign a form promising that they will comply with local Covid protocol and complete an online health questionnaire.
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