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Travel News Foreign visitors to Japan fall 99.9%

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The number of foreign visitors to Japan plummeted from a daily 87,000 to an average of just 85. Makes you wonder who they are and how they enter the country...


The number of foreign travellers entering Japan has dropped to 0.1% of pre-coronavirus levels, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Monday. Just 85 visitors came to the country from overseas on average each day in the most recent week, down from 87,000 a day in January, Motegi said in online talk. He also reported that the number of Japanese nationals seeking to come back to the country but stranded abroad came to 1,100 as of Monday, though the government expects about 350 to be able to return this month. "We want to ensure the speedy return of those who remain," Motegi said.
 
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2,900 foreign travellers to Japan in April 2020:

The number of visitors from China fell to 200 in April from 726,132 from a year earlier, and those from South Korea dropped to 300 from 566,624, according to the data. The number of visitors from Taiwan and the United States also decreased to 300 each from 403,467 and 170,247, respectively, in April last year. The accumulated number of foreign visitors between January and April stood at 3.94 million, down 64.1 per cent from a year earlier, the data showed.
 

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I wonder who the foreign travelers are because they are not Americans.
 
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I wonder who the foreign travelers are because they are not Americans.
The article mentioned:

- China: 200
- South Korea: 300
- US: 300
- Taiwan: 300
 

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The article mentioned:

- China: 200
- South Korea: 300
- US: 300
- Taiwan: 300
I think he was asking about the 3.94 million. Probably it's consistent with whatever it was in 2019. Mostly Chinese maybe?
 

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You are allowed back in if you left before the prohibition on entry to Japan went into effect. So if you left temporarily sometime before April, and you are permanent resident, you can come back into Japan. I'm sure there are exceptions for diplomats, and possibly press, etc..

Edit: Also I just noticed where the government is looking at lifting the prohibition on entry in 3 stages;
Stage 1 = Business people
Stage 2 = Students
Stage 3 = Tourists

Looking for more info, or if there are any details on where "family visits" falls in those three categories.
 
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