Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato’s policy of continuing “Go To Travel” remains unchanged

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato’s policy of continuing “Go To Travel” remains unchanged November 19 at 2:18 p.m.

Regarding Go To Travel, a measure to stimulate tourism demand, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said he was calling on businesses and other businesses to thoroughly implement measures to prevent infection, and indicated that the policy would continue in the future.
Regarding the relationship between “Go To Travel” and the spread of infection, Mr. Nakagawa, president of the Japan Medical Association, said today, “The evidence is not clear, but it is definitely involved enough, considering the course of the process and the timing of the increase in the number of infected people.”

At a press conference in the morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, “I am not aware of Chairman Nakagawa’s entire statement, so I will refrain from commenting on it, but the government’s thinking has basically changed in any way. We are calling on the Japan Tourism Agency to inform related businesses and other companies about the thoroughness of infection countermeasures and to implement them,” he said, pointing to the idea that Go To Travel will continue to be implemented in the future.

On the other hand, “Tokyo is the area where the most restaurants are located, and it is a key region to stimulate demand” about the start of the issue of meal tickets in Tokyo on the 19th, when 25% of the purchase price is added to “Go To Eat”. We will work together to prevent infection and stimulate demand for food and drink so that we can enjoy our business with peace of mind.”