Japan to Reopen to International Tourists from June 10

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday that Japan will resume welcoming foreign tourists on June 10 as the country continues to relax COVID-19 border restrictions, according to local media.

Kishida made the announcement during an international event in Tokyo, in advance of Japan’s decision to double the daily entry limitation to 20,000 beginning next Wednesday. Initial tourism arrivals will be restricted to guided tour groups to avoid the risk of disease transmission.