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Japan to waive some visa requirements to boost tourism

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Japan is anticipated to waive visa necessities for sure vacationers and take away a restrict on each day arrivals in October because it goals to profit from a rebound in international tourism, Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Following the change, Japan is not going to require visas for short-term vacationers from america and sure different international locations, and can scrap the each day entry cap of fifty,000 folks, the media outlet mentioned.

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is anticipated to announce the modifications within the coming days, the report mentioned.

With the yen languishing close to a 24-year low towards the greenback, owing to a hawkish U.S. Federal Reserve, the Japanese authorities may benefit from capitalizing on the elevated shopping for energy of vacationers by easing journey necessities, the report added.

The Yasaka shrine in Kyoto, Japan, was as soon as a well-liked tourism spot for foreigners. Because the pandemic, Japan has shut its doorways to abroad guests together with the income they bring about to the nation. Pictured: The empty Yasaka shrine photographed two years after the pandemic on June 26, 2022.
(Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg)

Japan final week raised the each day ceiling of inbound travellers to 50,000 from 20,000, and eradicated a requirement for pre-departure Covid checks, easing what have been among the many most restrictive border measures amongst main economies.

Earlier than the pandemic, Japan didn’t require vacationer visas for 68 international locations and areas.

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