Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced that the number of international arrivals in Japan was down 98.9% year on year to 27,400 in October 2020. Despite the YOY reduction for 12 months in a row, the October result doubled from the previous month.
Visitors from five markets accounted for half of the total: 6,200 from Vietnam (-86.7%), 4,500 from China (-99.4%), 2,000 from South Korea (-99%), 1,400 from Thailand (-99%) and 1,300 from Taiwan (-99.7%).
‘Business Track’ and ‘Residence Track’ have launched for Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore, and only ‘Residence track’ for Thailand and Malaysia. Visitors from Singapore were just 100 even after both of the tracks began in September.
According to OAG, an aviation date provider, international flight arrivals in six major airports (Haneda, Narita, Kansai, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka) in Japan were down 85.5% to 3,103 in October, and available seats were also down 85.9% to 703,310.
The graph below illustrates monthly changes of international arrivals in 2020 and breakdown by market in October 2020.