Japan is lifting its requirement for negative Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers.

As of September 7, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to enter the country.

Fully vaccinated travellers are defined as those who have received three doses of the vaccine.

Additionally, the daily limit on tourists may rise from 20,000 to 50,000 next month according to local media.

Japan reopened to tourists in June though there are still strict restrictions in place, including the requirement for travellers to be part of a package tour, purchase of medical insurance and the wearing of masks in all public places.

Last month, the World Travel and Tourism Council revealed that Japan’s travel and tourism sector could reach near pre-pandemic levels next year.

WTTC: Japan’s travel and tourism sector could reach pre-pandemic levels in 2023