The move is intended to promote sustainable development in the long run, though homestay players will be hit in the short term.
Singapore relaxed coronavirus travel restrictions for China; Chinese visitors to Thailand dropped from over 10 million to 1.2 million.
Such applicants will need to make reservations for visits over the internet or through other means.
In the first six months of this year, arrivals fell 90 per cent, to 3.52 million, from 34.9 million for the same period in 2019.
When a program on Japanese hotels and ryokan inns was streamed live to Chinese users in mid-July, some 22,912 rooms were booked for a total of USD 3.79 million.
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From January to June, Japan and Korea were the top choices for short-haul trips.
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