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Japan to reopen to tourists after more than two years of Covid border restrictions

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Japan has announced it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two-and-a-half years.The prime minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Thursday that the pandemic had interrupted the free flow of people, goods and capital that had helped the nation flourish.“But from October 11, Japan will relax border control measures to be on par with the US, as well as resume visa-free travel and individual travel,” Kishida said at the New York stock exchange.

He is in the city for the United Nations general assembly.Japan, along with China, has been a holdout in continuing tough restrictions on visitors as much of the world has moved on from the pandemic.

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