Japan to soon remove visa and travel agency requirements for tourists
Japan is still catching up with the rest of the world in terms of reopening to tourism. As reported by Japan time, the government is looking to further ease its strict border restrictions in the near future. Japan plans to scrap the daily entry limit and at the same time scrap visa and package travel requirements for tourists.
Restrictions have continued to soften in recent weeks, with the entry cap recently raised from 20,000 to 50,000 people per day. Tourists are also allowed to enter Japan without going on a guided tour, but they still need to apply for a visa and book their flights and accommodation through a travel agency. Now the government says it is considering scrapping the visa requirement and allowing tourists to visit Japan without having to go through a travel agency.
Although there is no fixed date for the announcement of these new measures, the report indicates that they will be implemented in the “not so distant future”, as the autumn and winter seasons of Japan are particularly popular with tourists.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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