Tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos in Tokyo; there are concerns about Covid-19 spike as Japan opens its borders. Photo: AP
Tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos in Tokyo; there are concerns about Covid-19 spike as Japan opens its borders. Photo: AP
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Japan eases borders for tourists but worries about foreign ‘bad manners’ triggering coronavirus

  • Relaxing strict Covid measures took months of pressure from travel trade because government feared public backlash if infections spiked
  • There are concerns visitors who don’t wear masks or use hand sanitiser could spread infections again; against backdrop of economic woes

Tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos in Tokyo; there are concerns about Covid-19 spike as Japan opens its borders. Photo: AP
Tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos in Tokyo; there are concerns about Covid-19 spike as Japan opens its borders. Photo: AP
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