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Japan Looks to Scrap Group Tours and Loosen Rules on Foreign Tourists, Broadcaster FNN Says

  • Kishida could make final decision as soon as this week
  • Visa and package-tour requirements had hampered recovery

Japan is looking to scrap most of its Covid-related restrictions on foreign tourists, including ending visa requirements and allowing individual tourism ahead of the autumn travel season, broadcaster FNN said.

The restrictions would be lifted for tourists who have had three vaccine doses or provide proof of a negative Covid test, FNN said, without specifying where it got the information. The government is also planning to abandon its daily limits on entry from overseas, currently set at 50,000, and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida may make the final decision as soon as this week, the report said.