Japan to restore visa-free travel from October 11

September 23, 2022 | 1:56 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that the country The daily entry limit will be removed and will allow tourist travel Single and without a visa from October 11.

Until now, Japan maintains a daily limit for entry to the country of 50,000 people Tourists can only arrive through an intermediary agency for the visa process.

From October 11, we will remove the maximum number of entry into the country and will also open for single and visa-free trips

The Japanese president commented.

The restriction has been in effect since bilateral short-term waiver agreements were suspended as part of measures Preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kishida added that on the same day the government will launch a tourism promotion campaign with the aim of “supporting the accommodation, travel and entertainment businesses”.

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Japan, with strict restrictions

As a result of the health emergency, Japan Visa waiver suspended for short-term visits Which it maintained with 68 countries and through which free tourism in the archipelago was guaranteed.

The Asian nation is the only member of the Group of Seven (G7) that remains Armored frontiers And measures to control the health crisis, which contrasts with the openness shown by powers such as Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Japan’s strict restrictions and measures have slowed Development of the tourism sector and the economic growth of the country, in addition to the fact that they led to it Tourism is leaving the country Find places with more “flexible” restrictions.

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According to data from the Japan National Tourism Office (JNTO), In 2019, they received 31.9 million touristsWhile the number of people who visited Asian lands by 2021 reached 246 thousand only.

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With information from EFE

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