China News Service, December 2 According to the Japan Jiji News Agency, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism requested airlines to suspend new pre-sale measures for international flights to Japan on November 29, but announced on December 2 that it would withdraw this request.

The Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Tetsuo Saito bowed and apologized on the afternoon of December 2nd local time for the chaos caused by government orders.

On December 2, local time, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism withdrew the suspension of new bookings for international flights to Japan. The government orders repeatedly caused confusion. The Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Tetsuo Saito bowed and apologized.

Image source: Screenshot of the Japan Jiji News Agency report.

  According to reports, in order to prevent the spread of the Omi Keron variant of the new crown virus, on November 29, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism requested airlines to suspend the pre-sale of new international flights to Japan from December 1st to the end of December.

This means that Japanese people overseas cannot make reservations for ticket purchases.

  However, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism stated on December 2 that the move caused some confusion, and after considering the needs of overseas Japanese to return home, it decided to withdraw the relevant requirements.

  On the afternoon of December 2, local time, Tetsuo Saito, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan bowed and apologized for this matter.

  According to previous reports, after the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism asked airlines to stop pre-sales, people in the aviation industry complained one after another, saying that "the measures are too strict."

In addition, Japanese people who have planned to return home abroad also expressed their puzzlement.

  Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno also stated on December 2 that due to some confusion caused by previous policies, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida issued instructions to fully consider the needs of overseas Japanese to return home.

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