Wednesday, February 28, 2024
HomeWorldJapan looks to promote e-visas amid surge in inbound tourists - World...

Japan looks to promote e-visas amid surge in inbound tourists – World News Network

Tokyo [Japan], September 25 (ANI): Amid a resurgence of tourism after the end of coronavirus-related border control measures the Japanese government is looking to expand its electronic visa system to streamline application procedures for foreign visitors, Kyodo News reported on Sunday.
The Foreign Ministry began the online service in March in 11 countries and regions, with China added to the system in June. Among its conveniences, it enables eligible applicants to obtain short-term stay visas without going to their local Japanese embassy or consulate.
Kyodo News reported quoting the data from the Japan National Tourism Organisation showed that the Japanese Foreign Ministry issued about 15.19 million foreign tourists.
The figure represents about 69 per cent of the total number recorded in the same period of 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic emerged.
An official from the Ministry’s Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division said that “the rate of online applicants is increasing. The system allows for smooth issuance of documents, and it is very likely to be contributing to the recovery in inbound tourism.”
The digitization of the visa system has expedited the processing times and reduced staff workload.
“Inbound tourist numbers are on an upward trend, meaning we could at some point become unable to respond with the current workforce. I hope we can progress further with bringing the system online,” the official said.
Under the scheme, applicants from all eligible countries and regions except China can pay for visa fees using credit cards.
Users are informed of the results of their screening by email. By accessing the system’s website, successful applicants can present their visa issuance notice from their smartphones when boarding a flight to Japan or entering the country.
The 12 countries and regions are Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. (ANI)


Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed of ANI; only the image & headline may have been reworked by News Services Division of World News Network Inc Ltd and Palghar News and Pune News and World News


Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More