Japan’s border restrictions are continuing to ease as the government looks to raise the entry cap once again for people coming into the country. According to Kyodo News, the current daily cap on overseas arrivals of 7,000 people per day will be extended to 10,000 people starting April 10.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said the government will continue to relax border control measures in stages after reviewing the Covid-19 infection situation in Japan and looking at border measures implemented in other countries.
Border restrictions have been gradually relaxed since the beginning of March, however foreign tourists are still not allowed into the country. For now, the daily cap on arrivals only applies to Japanese nationals, permanent residents, business travellers and students.
As new Covid-19 infections continue to decline across Japan, we can expect more changes to come in the near future.
For more details on Japan’s current border restrictions, visit here.
This article was originally published on March 16 and updated on April 1.
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