According to the Japanese news media FNN, the Japanese government is discussing allowing some foreign tourists to enter Japan for tourism purposes.
Currently, Japan only allows foreign students and business-related personnel to enter Japan on non-tourist visas. If the agreement can be passed, then this new rule will be implemented as early as May, and foreign tourists will be able to enter Japan with a smaller number of tour groups.
The Japanese government is currently discussing allowing entry for small groups of people who have received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are traveling on a pre-determined itinerary. If the agreement is approved and a trial open-entry process is conducted in May, then entry will be opened based on the status of the infection thereafter. If the infection does not spread and the outbreak is stable, foreign tourists will be allowed to enter Japan in phases after June.
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