Japan To Remove Tourist Visa Requirements From Some Countries To Boost Tourism

by Shreya Ghosh
Japan To Remove Tourist Visa Requirements From Some Countries To Boost Tourism

It has been an upside-down time for the tourism industry ever since the coronavirus hit the world. Slowly things are coming to normal for some time with countries relaxing travel restrictions. And now it is Japan’s turn to take steps to boost tourism in the magnificent country. Japan government is making plans to remove the tourist visa requirements from some countries, Fuji News Network reported. They are relaxing the restrictions and controls put on the borders during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japan To Remove Tourist Visa Requirements To Boost Tourism

Many recent reports suggest that Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is certainly deciding the final situation of waiving the tourist visa requirement by this week itself, as early as possible. With this easing, individual tourists will be able to enter and travel to Japan without any booking from travel agencies. The condition was like this before the Covid-19 pandemic, travellers from 68 countries and regions did not need tourist visas in Japan. The Nikkei newspaper recently reported that the Japan Government will probably put an end to the daily cap on arrivals by October.

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Seiji Kihara is the Deputy chief cabinet secretary and he talked about the tourist visas. He shared on a television programme, ‘a weak Yen is most effective in attracting inbound tourism’. Also, he further added that more steps need to be taken to gain the attention of foreign tourists. With more steps and actions, more tourists will visit the country and the tourism industry will flourish like before.

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The Government Released Some Travel Restrictions Very Recently

Just last week, Japan increased the daily cap number of inbound tourists to 50,000 from 20,000. Also, there is no need to undergo a pre-departure COVID test anymore. This is indeed one of the most restricted measures taken by different countries to control the outbreak of coronavirus among the citizens. In addition to this, more and more tourists will start flying to Japan with the ease of these restrictions. So are you gearing up to book your tickets to Japan?