- Japan has unveiled a grand plan that would help the country's domestic tourism after COVID-19
- The government is planning to shoulder a part of the expenses of travelers in order to boost tourism
- The program is set to start in July, and the planned budget for the travel subsidy runs at $12.5 billion
- The government of Japan also noted that this could come about if the number of COVID-19 cases continues its downward trend
Japan has just revealed its grand plan to boost domestic tourism in the country the moment that COVID-19 cases continue to go on a downward trend.
According to Japan Times, the Japan Tourism Agency, through its spokesperson Hiroshi Tabata, said that the country is planning to shoulder a part of the expenses of travelers in order to boost domestic tourism.
“The government is seeking to boost domestic tourism by subsidizing a portion of travel expenses once the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control,” said the report.
The program is to the tune of $12.5 billion, and they are planning to start it by July. The caveat is that COVID-19 cases in the country must continue to go down.
As per the data from the agency, statistics showed that the number of Japanese nationals who left the country has plunged to 99.8% in April.
The total number of the influx of foreigners likewise dropped to 99.9% due to the pandemic. It was also in April when the country banned the entry of foreigners coming from 73 countries.
In a previous report by KAMI, the Philippine government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets.
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