The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan last month has more than doubled from the previous month as the maximum number of immigrants has been relaxed from 7,000 to 10,000.

According to the announcement by the Japan National Tourism Organization, the number of foreign tourists who visited Japan last month was estimated to be 139,500, an increase of 2.1 times from 66,100 in March.

Also, comparing the rate of increase with the same month last year, it increased by more than 12 times last month, while it increased by 5 times in March.

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, the main reason for this is that the government has eased border measures for the new coronavirus and raised the maximum number of immigrants per day from 7,000 to 10,000 from 10th last month. increase.

On the other hand, compared to the same month in 2019, three years before the spread of the new corona, last month it was still low, with a decrease of more than 95%.

The government is considering raising the maximum number of immigrants from 10,000 to 20,000 from next month and gradually allowing entry for tourism purposes in order to further ease border measures.

Prior to this, in order to demonstrate infection control measures, we plan to conduct a trial tour of small groups from four countries, including the United States, where the infection situation is relatively calm.