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Hong Kongers flock to Japan for 'revenge travel'

An estimated 10,000 visited in just a week after Tokyo eased travel curbs

Travelers line up at Hong Kong International Airport to check in for a HK Express flight to Fukuoka. (Photo by Takeshi Kihara)

HONG KONG -- Japan has again become a popular travel destination among Hong Kongers after the government on Oct. 11 eased its COVID-related travel curbs and started accepting independent tourism, while Hong Kong also has scrapped its hotel quarantines for those arriving.

With many people unable to go out of the territory for nearly three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan could benefit from Hong Kongers' "revenge travel."

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