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Japan likely to reintroduce Visa-Free tourist travels

Japan is likely to resume visa-free tourist travel from October when it had previously banned individual tourists to travel.

Presently, foreign tourists who want to visit the island nation are required to book guided tours in order to get a visa to enter the country. 

The process of getting the visa was time-consuming and hopefully with this news, from October things might go smoother where tourists can travel to the country easily. Gastronomical experience at Swissotel Nankai Osaka, Japan-MacroTraveller-00018

Japan had previously banned the entry of foreigners due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rule was eased up a bit in the month of March this year but there were a lot of rules still in place such as the cap on daily tourist entry in the country. 

Recently, Japan increased the cap on the daily number of tourists to 50,000 from 20,000 previously. It is expected from October onwards the cap on the daily number of tourists might be removed.

It is also expected that Japan might also increase the number of countries availing visa-free entry for the short term, currently, tourists from 68 nationalities can enter the country visa-free for 90 days. 

This new visa rule has come at a perfect time when the Japanese yen is weak.

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