People walk down Takeshita Street in the popular Harajuku area of Tokyo. Japan has reintroduced negative Covid-19 tests for Chinese travellers as mandatory conditions of entry. Photo: AFP
People walk down Takeshita Street in the popular Harajuku area of Tokyo. Japan has reintroduced negative Covid-19 tests for Chinese travellers as mandatory conditions of entry. Photo: AFP

‘They’re dying to come’: Asia braced for return of Chinese tourists, but India, Japan recoil

  • India, Japan reintroducing negative Covid-19 tests for Chinese travellers as mandatory conditions of entry, while Philippines could follow suit
  • Businesses, property market eye economic boom, but excitement tempered by potential rebound of virus cases, pressure on healthcare services

People walk down Takeshita Street in the popular Harajuku area of Tokyo. Japan has reintroduced negative Covid-19 tests for Chinese travellers as mandatory conditions of entry. Photo: AFP
People walk down Takeshita Street in the popular Harajuku area of Tokyo. Japan has reintroduced negative Covid-19 tests for Chinese travellers as mandatory conditions of entry. Photo: AFP
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