Japan’s travel curbs choke off chance for tourism recovery on weak yen

FILE PHOTO: Tourists wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease are seen at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan

The government raised the daily ceiling of inbound travelers to 50,000 from 20,000 and scrapped a requirement for visitors as well as residents returning to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 tests, easing what have been among the most restrictive border measures among major economies. Travel bookings have increased since the easing was announced last month, but a … Read more