As Kydo News reports, Japan will raise its COVID entry cap, and cut its quarantine period from March.
Although the announcement doesn’t mean that the doors are open again for international tourism, the reducing of quarantine period and the increasing of non-Japanese numbers entering the country can be considered a gradual move towards allowing international inbound travel again.
Full details are still to come, but InsideJapan expects that there will be an incremental easing of restrictions over the coming months, and it is expected that there will be some international travel from the early summer onwards.
Harry Sargant, marketing manager for InsideJapan Tours’ Australian branch said:
“We know that so many Aussies can’t wait to get back to Japan, or discover it for the first time. And our loyal travel agents and advisors have customers lined up waiting for news of Japan’s reopening.
“Whilst this announcement is not yet the green light for tourists to enter Japan, it is the first in what we hope will be a quickly-evolving series of steps that lead to Japan welcoming Aussie tourists once again before too long.”