Many countries were greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. They all took several protective measures to try and reduce the spread of the virus in their countries. Many borders were blocked and even tourists and visitors were prohibited from entering countries. After the spread of the pandemic subsided, many countries loosened the security measures their borders had taken. A few were still reluctant to open their borders and Japan was one of those countries. They have now decided to open up their borders a little and allow foreigners to come in. Also, Japan is launching a tourism trial so they can test for possibilities of fully opening.
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How has the Pandemic affected tourism in Japan?
Japan used to be one of the most visited countries for the pandemic breakout. In March, there were about 100000 visitors which is a great drop compared to 8millon visitors at the same time in 2019. Japan is preparing to open up their borders for a few tourists under strict selection. After the Prime Minister’s visit to London, he announced that Japan will be loosening the coronavirus restrictions on the borders in June.
Which countries is Japan opening up to?
Japan is reopening its borders to 50 tourists from 4 countries. The countries are Singapore, America, Thailand and Australia. The tourists will be under strict supervision of tour guides. Not much about the specifics of the tourists selection has been published though.
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Why is Japan opening up only to those four countries?
The reason why Japan chose to open its borders to these four countries is because Japan sees them as a good target market. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, people have been locked up at home for so long. This is a chance for them to get out and just relax. These four chosen countries have really wealthy and financially influential people who will up the tourism market for Japan. Japan’s tourism trial is to see whether or not the borders can be fully opened in June. That is why they are going with small groups of tourists. Earlier in March, they eased the COVID-19 restrictions on foreign students and business travelers. They are willing to revive the tourism sector.
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How many tourists is Japan opening up to?
Japan tourism trial is restricted to just 50 people because they want to test coronavirus measures alongside infection prevention and emergency response. These 50 people will be thoroughly checked to make sure that they have received triple vaccination. Japan is not taking any chances as we can see. They will be accompanied by a tour guide everywhere and will go nowhere without supervision. This measure is to ensure that the spread of the virus is highly contained.
The tourism trial is a good decision the country is making. They are being cautious but at the same time letting the bad air go away so that everything can return to the way it was before.
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May 19, 2022
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