Japan reopened to international visitors in June, but tourists were only allowed to enter if they joined a guided tour and obtained a visa.
After testing removal, inbound international flight bookings to the U.S. see 93% surge.
New GBTA poll shows business travel recovery remains strong while emerging issues challenge accelerated recovery.
Fragmented and inconsistent border restrictions in response to the Omicron variant impede consumer travel decisions.
“Closing borders will not prevent the spread of new variants. The latest variant is increasingly being detected in countries around the world.”
One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism.
Beginning November 8 foreign national air travelers can enter the United States with the requirement that they be fully vaccinated