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