Japan is considering the removal of pre-arrival Covid-19 testing requirement for vaccinated inbound travellers, with a decision likely to be made within weeks, reported Japanese media on Monday.
Current regulations require Japan-bound travellers to show a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of departure.
The government will also consider raising the daily cap on people arriving in Japan from the current 20,000.
Japan’s stringent controls over arriving travellers has put a damper on the country’s efforts to rebuild tourism. Even with its reopening to leisure group tours since June 10, the country’s inbound recovery remains slow.