Japan is expanding its tourist visa program to include all of its tourist attractions in Tanzania.
According to a press release, the Tourism Board of Japan (TBOJ) is currently reviewing a new policy that allows all Japanese citizens and permanent residents to stay in Tanzania if they have completed the necessary visa requirements.
The new policy comes as part of the Japan-Tanzania Association of Tourism Cooperation (JTAOC) program, which aims to boost tourism in the region by providing more options to Japanese visitors to Tanzania.
Japanese tourists can now apply for a tourist visas in Tanzania, according to the press release.
This is an important step toward the country becoming a full member of the Association of Southeast Asian and Pacific Cooperation (ASEAPC), which has agreed to increase cooperation with Japan on issues of cooperation and economic cooperation.
Japanese and Tanzanian citizens can now enter the country for up to four months.
Japanese citizens in Tanzania will need to apply for the new tourist visas within a three-month period.
Currently, Japanese citizens who have completed their visa requirements can apply for visa-free entry to the country.
The TBOJ has yet to announce whether the program will be extended to include other countries in Southeast Asia.
The Japanese Embassy in Tanzania has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The Japan-Australia-New Zealand (J-ANZ) Association of Tour Operators (TAOOT) is also planning to launch a tourist-visa program in Tanzania in 2018.
The program is currently being reviewed by the TBOZ.
It will offer visas to people from all around the world who are working in the country and have been to Japan for at least one year.
In addition, they will be able to obtain the visa in a similar fashion to Japan citizens, meaning that they will not need to go through the lengthy application process.
In 2018, the TSOOT has plans to expand its program to other countries such as Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
According the TTOOT website, its mission is to “promote and promote the Japanese tourism industry in Africa through the development of the Japanese Tourism Industry in Tanzania.”