Japan is considering gradually raising the entry limit to 5,000

2022-05-24 0 By

Japan will consider gradually raising the entry limit to 5,000 people when border controls on foreign employees and students are relaxed next month, Lianhe Zaobao reported, citing government officials.The asahi shimbun quoted authorities as saying details could be finalized as early as this week and that a decision would be made taking into account trends in infection and public opinion.The relaxation does not apply to foreign tourists, the report said.When the Omicron variant began spreading across Japan in late November, the government announced border control measures that drew criticism at home, with Japan’s top business group calling on the government to reconsider the ban.