The pandemic has heavily impacted travel businesses and tourism. Japan is not exempted. The Sakura season is one of the most crowded seasons in Japan. According to a report from Japan Times, April travelers to Japan dropped as much as 99.9% from the previous year.
In line with this massive drop of tourists, the government of Japan is planning to boost its domestic tourism by subsidizing a part of travelers’ expenses after Covid19 is contained.
According to Hiroshi Tabata, the chief of Japan Tourism Agency, they are preparing 1.35 billion Yen for this tourism program and could start by July if the coronavirus is under control.
As of May 25, the following countries and territories are banned from entering Japan – see the official page here: Japan Entry Ban