Japan is about to announce the restart of visa-free tourist travel

Japan will lift a ban on individual tourist visits and lift a limit on daily arrivals, the Nikkei has learned, moving closer to pre-pandemic rules as the country seeks to recover global travel.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to announce the changes in the coming days.

The latest easing of Japan’s entry rules – the strictest in the Group of Seven advanced economies – is expected to take place in October, although the final decision will depend on the COVID-19 situation at home and abroad.

The government is looking to take advantage of a slump in travel demand at a time when a weak yen boosts the purchasing power of international travelers to Japan.

Following the change, Japan will not require visas for short-term travelers from the US and some other countries. Japan will also lift the daily entry limit of 50,000 people.

Eligible passengers are expected to meet certain conditions, such as vaccination status.
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