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JAPAN BORDERS REOPEN FOR VISA-FREE, INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ON 11 OCTOBER

From 11 October onwards, Japan will allow visa-free entry for individual travellers, as well as removing the daily cap on the number of people entering the country.

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Prime minister of Japan Fumo Kishida announced on 22 September that Japan’s goal post-pandemic is to revive their tourism sector.

At the moment, Japan is only allowing package tours and their borders are only partially open, with travellers requiring a visa to enter the country.

Howveer, some 11 October, all that will be removed and visitors will be able to visit the country without a visa or book a travel package to enter.

The latest development also coincides with the Japanese Yen slipping to historic lows against other currencies, including the Singapore Dollar at SGD$1 to 102.7yen.

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Separately, Kishida also added that the Japanese government will introduce discounts for domestic travel, in a bid to further boost their domestic tourism sector.

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