Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel

Kazuyoshi Akaba, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, talked about ease of travel restrictions after lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.

The ministry will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations to make sure smooth and safe travel with a vaccination or negative certificate.

Holiday discount for highway fee and new applications of excursion passes will continuously be suspended for the next month at least.

For a financial support program for a campaign to boost travel demand in a prefecture, which is used  by nine prefectures today, the ministry is considering if it can be extend to cross-prefecture travel. 

In addition, the ministry continues encouraging tourism and travel operators in trouble to use governmental financial support programs to help their cash management and job retention. 

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