Japan will finally reopen its doors to foreign tourists

LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS – We still do not know the date of entry into force or the countries affected

Good news for all fans of the Land of the Rising Sun. tokyo is ready to lift its entry restrictions for tourists put in place more than two years ago to deal with the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19announced this Thursday Twitter Digital Minister Taro Kono. “Finally, the Japan will reopen its borders,” he said, before an expected speech by the Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to New York later in the day.

“The visa exemption returns,” he added, without specifying the date of entry into force or how many countries the measure would apply to. The quota of daily arrivals to the country had been rising gradually since the beginning of the year and recently stood at 50,000. The weakness of the yen, which lost 20% of its value against the dollar from the beginning of the year, it should make Japan even more attractive for many visitors.

A financial windfall

And an influx of foreign currency could help stem the slide in change nationally and drive economic recovery. In June, the Japanese government authorized the return of foreign tourists, but only as part of package tours. This device had been lightened at the beginning of September to authorize individual stays, but still through a travel agency.

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