Visiting Japan? Prepare to pay departure tax – ABS-CBN News

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Visiting Japan? Prepare to pay departure tax – ABS-CBN News
This convey taken on April 12, 2018 reveals an airplane taking off over a command board in opposition to runway constructing at a farmland encircled by Narita airport, Tokyo’s main international gateway, in Chiba prefecture. Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP

MANILA – Planning a outing to Japan soon? Be certain that you just add 1,000 yen (or P488.74 as of Thursday) to your commute budget.

Starting January 7, the Eastern government will obtain a departure tax of 1,000 yen from every particular person leaving their country by aircraft or ship, regardless of nationality.

In accordance with a portray from the Japan Instances, the income mild from the recent levy will most likely be oldschool “to accommodate more out of the country guests to the country, produce tourism bases, and toughen immigration procedures.”

More specifically, this would possibly perchance occasionally be oldschool to space up facial recognition gates at airports, multilingual recordsdata boards, and cashless payment terminals for public transport, the portray added.

The Eastern government has space a purpose of rising out of the country tourists to 40 million by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and the Paralympics.

Of us which is also leaving Japan within 24 hours of their transit entry will most likely be exempted from the departure tax, to boot to younger other folks under two years conventional.

More Filipinos had been going to Japan over the previous couple of years following the country’s relaxed visa policy and discounted tickets supplied by native airways.

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