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Japan to reopen to independent travelers and lift daily arrival cap, Kishida says

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Japan to reopen to independent travelers and lift daily arrival cap, Kishida says

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The move marks a major policy shift after nearly two and a half years of strict COVID-19 restrictions.

The government will also launch a nationwide travel discount program, which had been shelved due to the spread of COVID-19 infections, from Oct.11.

Japan will allow visa-free, independent tourism and abolish a daily arrival cap as of Oct.11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday in New York, marking a major policy shift after nearly two and a half years of strict COVID-19 restrictions.


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Author / Journalist: Kanako Takahara

Category: Nation Politics

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Published Date: 2022-09-22, 23:04:12

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