At least 400,000 Chinese travelers to cancel trips to Japan by end of March
02/05/2020|2:55:38 PM|The Japan Times

The number of Chinese visitors canceling trips to Japan is expected to reach 400,000 by the end of March due to the coronavirus outbreak, industry data has shown.

The forecast, provided Monday by the Japan Association of Travel Agents, was based on the number of “letters of guarantee,” which are needed to obtain tourist visas for Japan.

The actual number of cancellations is likely to rise even further as the estimate does not include business travelers.

When Chinese group tour participants visit Japan, Japanese travel agencies become their guarantors and create letters of guarantee.

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