Japan Relaxes Inbound Passenger Limits
The Japanese government announced that it eased restrictions on the maximum number of number of people entering the country from 2,000 per day to 3,500 beginning August 16. As a result, the Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) has relaxed restrictions on the number of passengers for All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan Airlines (JAL), and overseas airlines that currently operate international flights. The change will make it easier for expatriates assigned overseas to return to Japan.
The cap, originally set at 2,000 since March 2021, was part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The figure includes both Japanese and foreigners with resident status reentering the country.