Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted


              Police officers stand guard at international arrival exit at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              One of foreign travelers walks upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign traveller and airport staff walk at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travelers walk upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travelers arrive at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travelers walk upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              One of foreign travelers stands in front of a flight information board upon his arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travelers gather upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              One of foreign travelers walks upon arrival at the Haneda Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travellers walk upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Foreign travelers gather upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan's strict border restrictions are eased, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent tourists are again welcomed, not just those traveling with authorized groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted