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Travel agencies rush to meet COVID-19 guidelines as Japan reopens for tourism

Japan opened its borders to inbound travelers on guided tours on Friday, with Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito saying tourists will start arriving in the country as early as next week. But with so many arrangements needed to meet government guidelines issued earlier this week, it will be some time before Japanese airports are teeming with foreign travelers again.

Before the influx begins, Japanese travel companies are going over the smallest details to ensure that any mandatory changes to their tours comply with the new guidelines.

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