Travel firms see surge in inquiries for Japan after restrictions are eased

Foreigners will be allowed to visit Japan via package tours, without a chaperone, from Sept 7, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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SINGAPORE - Travel agencies here are seeing up to a 50 per cent surge in customer inquiries after Japan eased restrictions for tourists, with higher demand for vacations there expected in coming months.

This comes after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Wednesday that foreigners would be allowed to visit via package tours, without a chaperone, from Sept 7.

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