Japan is relaxing its coronavirus border controls for the resumption of foreign tourism, starting June 10. A limited number of visitors from overseas will be allowed in for the first time since the pandemic began.
But that’s in a case as long as they are part of a package tour accompanied by a guide, says Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
Kishida announced the highly anticipated plan for the tourism sector in Tokyo on May 26.
Under the revised rules, travelers from 98 countries and territories, including the United States, South Korea and China, will be allowed to visit.
Officials say restricting entries to package tours will enable authorities to better control the potential spread of coronavirus.