In China, long holidays such as National Day, which is the National Day, will begin on the 29th, and a total of more than 20 billion people are expected to travel.
In China, an eight-day long holiday will begin on the 29th, coinciding with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is the 8th night of Japan, and the National Day, which is the National Day.
On the 28th, the airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in the south was crowded with people returning home or leaving for a trip.
The Chinese government predicts that a total of 20.5000 billion people will travel by public transportation or car during the holidays, and a total of 1 million people per day is expected to be nearly 2% more than at the same time last year.
This year is the first consecutive holiday of "National Day" since the end of the "zero corona" policy, and the number of people traveling abroad is expected to increase.
Regarding trips to Japan, it has been pointed out that group trips have been canceled due to the release of treated water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, while others believe that the impact may be limited due to the popularity of individual travelers.
A woman who is planning to take a flight to Japan to visit Tokyo and Kyoto said, "I used to need a PCR test, but now that I don't have to quarantine, it's very convenient.
Many tourists in Beijing
In the capital city of Beijing, on the 28th, many tourists enjoyed their trip as soon as possible.
In and around the lake on the north side of the NPM in central Beijing, tourists enjoyed boating and riding human-powered tricycles for sightseeing.
A woman visiting from Tianjin said, "For three years of the Corona disaster, I couldn't go out due to the lockdown, and even if I went out, it was inconvenient due to PCR tests.
A woman who visited with her parents from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in the eastern part of the country said, "This year's holiday is longer than usual, so I will spend the first half in Beijing and then return to my hometown to watch the Asian Games being held."
Thailand exempts tourist visa for a limited time from 25th
The Thai government has started an initiative to waive tourist visas in an effort to attract Chinese tourists to coincide with China's National Day and other long holidays.
This initiative was introduced by the Thai government for a limited time from the 25th of this month to the end of February next year.
Chinese tourists visiting Thailand for tourism were previously required to pay a fee of 2,2000 baht or about 8000,15 yen in Japan yen to obtain a tourist visa, but this is now exempted.
The period of stay will also be expanded from 30 days to 25 days.
On the 25th of this month, the first day of the exemption, Thai Prime Minister Seter personally greeted Chinese tourists at an airport near Bangkok and performed a traditional Thai dance in the arrivals hall.
A 3-year-old Chinese woman who visited Thailand said, "I am very happy because it is my first trip abroad in three years, and I was able to reduce my travel expenses compared to other countries because of the exemption of tourist visas."
In Thailand, in 2019, before the spread of the new corona infection, there were about 1100 million tourists from China, accounting for nearly 3% of the total annual foreign tourists.
The number of tourists has been gradually recovering since the end of China's "zero corona" policy, but the number of Chinese tourists from January to mid-September was only 1.9 million, and the Thai government hopes to lead to the recovery of the mainstay tourism industry through this initiative.
The number of foreign travel bookings has increased by about 20 times from last year China's leading travel booking site
Since this year's National Day and other long holidays will be the first since the end of the "zero coronavirus" policy with strict restrictions on movement, the number of people traveling in Japan and overseas is expected to increase significantly compared to last year.
According to China's Ministry of Transport, a total of 20.5000 billion people travel by public transportation or car during the holidays.
A total of 1 million people per day is expected to be nearly 2% more than the same time last year, and more than 5700% more than the same period in 6, before the spread of the new coronavirus.
According to a report released in the middle of this month by Citrip, China's leading travel booking site, the number of domestic travel bookings has more than quadrupled compared to the same period last year, and the number of international travel bookings has increased by about 2019 times compared to the same period last year.
Popular destinations include Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.
On the other hand, according to a Chinese company that analyzes the status of flight reservations, the number of international flight bookings is also one of the most popular destinations as of the middle of this month Japan, with Beijing to Tokyo in third place and Hangzhou and Osaka in fourth place among the top 10 international flight reservations.