After Taiwan, Japan… Visa-free individual travel will be possible from next month
Currently, all foreigners must obtain a visa to enter Japan, and only package tours are possible.
From the 11th of next month, the Japanese government has decided to allow free travel without a visa.
From the end of this month, you can also travel to Taiwan without a visa.
Reporter Ji-seon Kim reports.
The Japanese government announced on the 11th of next month that it will abolish the limit on the number of foreigners entering the country per day, which was introduced after the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition, visa-free entry for overseas tourists will be resumed, and individual tours, not group tours, will be allowed.
“From October 11, we will ease border control measures, including visa-free travel and individual travel to the United States and other countries.”
Earlier, from the 7th, Japan increased the number of people allowed to enter the country from 20,000 to 50,000 per day and lowered the threshold by allowing package tours without guides.
If you have been vaccinated more than 3 times with the COVID-19 vaccine, you are also exempted from submitting a negative PCR test certificate.
However, it is true that visa-free travel, which was possible before the pandemic, was still banned, so the effect of increasing foreign tourists was limited.
Initially, Korean tourists were allowed to stay in Japan for up to 90 days without a visa, but Japanese authorities have suspended the effect of the system in March 2020 due to the spread of Corona 19.
Prior to this, Taiwan announced that it would fully restore visa-free application to Korea, Japan, Singapore and Thailand starting on the 29th.
From midnight on the same day, the upper limit of the number of inbound travelers per week will be increased to 60,000, and the PCR test will be replaced with a rapid antigen diagnostic kit upon arrival.
However, the current three-day self-quarantine and four-day free management will remain the same for the time being.
This is Kim Ji-sun from Yonhap News.
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