(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday his
country will ease COVID-19 border control requirements next month,
a key step in fostering a recovery in Japan's tourism sector, which
is eager to take advantage of the yen's slide to a 24-year low,
Trend reports citing
Japan has maintained some of the strictest border measures among
major economies since the pandemic's onset, having effectively
blocked entry to visitors for two years until it began a gradual
reopening in June. read more
Kishida's announcement, made during a speech at the New York
Stock Exchange, follows a pledge he made in May that Japan would
bring its border controls more in line with other Group of Seven
nations. read more
'We are a nation that has flourished through the free flow of
people, goods and capital,' Kishida said on Thursday.
'COVID-19, of course, interrupted all of these benefits, but
from October 11, Japan will relax border control measures to be on
par with the U.S., as well as resume visa-free travel and
individual travel,' he said.
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