PAL welcomes Japan’s easing of travel restrictions

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) of ultra bilyonaryo Lucio Tan has welcomed Japan’s decision to ease its travel border rules by next month.

PAL said removing the cap on the number of people entering Japan and resuming visa-free travel for visitors from specific countries would boost flights and drive tourism traffic.

Japan currently only allows package tours, and requires visas for all visitors in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.

Daily arrivals have been capped at 50,000.

Effective October 11, however, Japan’s daily cap will be lifted.

Starting Oct. 1, PAL will fly from Manila to Nagoya six times weekly, to Fukuoka seven times weekly, to Osaka 13 times weekly, to Tokyo (Haneda) 12 times weekly, and to Tokyo (Narita) seven times weekly.

The flag carrier will also have four flights a week between Cebu and Nagoya, five flights a week between Cebu and Osaka, and seven flights a week between Cebu – Tokyo (Narita).

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