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Japan’s travel curbs choke off chance for tourism recovery on weak yen
Japan further relaxed its infection border controls on Wednesday, but its insistence on visitor visas means the yen’s plunge won’t translate to a tourism boom any time soon.
The government raised the daily ceiling of inbound travelers to 50,000 from 20,000 and scrapped a requirement for visitors as well as returning residents to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 tests, easing what have been the most restrictive border measures among major economies.
Travel bookings have increased since the easing was announced last month, but a true recovery will be delayed as long as visitors are still required to get visas to enter the country, said Japan Airlines Co. executive Koji Masumura.
curb：動詞／名詞，控制；限制，約束；抑制。例句：The mayor announced steps taken to curb crimes in the city. （市長宣布為遏止該市犯罪所採取的步驟。）
choke off：片語，中止，避免，扼殺。例句：High prices have choked off demand.（高價格扼殺需求。）
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