Japan to Permit 20,000 Daily International Arrivals in June

Japan government sources said on Wednesday that Japan’s government will increase the limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 people per day in June.

The foreign arrival limit ease will reportedly continue after airport quarantine infrastructure examinations and the condition of domestic infections after Japan’s Golden Week holidays, which ended last Sunday.

The Japanese government will accept tourists by trialing small-scale tours as early as this month to expand the reception of foreign leisure travelers in stages.

Japan, which implemented the strictest pandemic border measures among Group of Seven (G7) nations, has been pressured to reopen.

In late April, private-sector members of a government panel on an economic and fiscal policy recommended relaxing the daily foreign arrival cap and easing additional immigration procedures.

According to Kyodo News, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said during a visit to London last Thursday that Japan will review its COVID-19 measures ‘in stages’ after conferring with public health experts and aligning with other G7 nations.

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