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ANA, JAL see reservations jump as Japan eases COVID entry curbs

Continued requirement for visa, packaged tours blunt rebound in incoming travel

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have enjoyed a particularly sharp increase in reservations for international flights departing from Japan. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- Japanese travelers are flocking to international flights now that the government has eased its once-tough COVID restrictions on reentering the country from abroad.

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are seeing a major uptick in reservations, with new bookings for international flights in October roughly doubling after the government first announced its plans.

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