Japan Opens up to Chinese Tourists, But Can It Handle the Rush?
(Nikkei Asia) — Japanese tourism is back in full swing after the government eased Covid-19 entry restrictions for Chinese travelers, though a wave of new arrivals is adding pressure to an industry already grappling with a widespread labor shortage.
Japan scrapped a blanket testing requirement on travelers from China at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, a restriction that had been imposed since Dec. 30 in response to a surge in coronavirus cases there. It is now testing a random selection of up to 20% of passengers on flights from China.
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