Japan’s government is planning to further ease border restrictions by removing the tourist visa requirements from some countries. This would also allow individual travellers to visit Japan without travel agency bookings.
Previously, Japan did not require tourist visas for 68 countries and regions. The lifting of these restrictions is a bid to entice visitors to the country, particularly with the weaker yen.
Incoming travellers will still be need to have received three vaccine doses or submit a pre-arrival test to enter the country.
In addition, the country may scrap a daily cap on arrivals by October, having recently raised from 20,000 to 50,000 last week.
Prime minister Fumio Kishida will announce his decision over the next few days.