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People reluctant to travel in summer amid coronavirus surge, Yomiuri poll

  • August 10, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:32 p,m.
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People are more cautious about traveling this summer compared with last summer amid a surge in novel coronavirus cases, according to a nationwide survey by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

 

In the survey, 84% of respondents said they would refrain from travel this summer, up 17 percentage points from a survey conducted in July last year, when 67% of respondents said they would refrain from travel.

 

Eighty-eight percent of people aged 60 and older said they would refrain from travel, up from 70% in the July 2020 survey.

 

Six percent of survey respondents said they would travel beyond prefectural borders, down from 12% last summer, while 9% of respondents said they would travel to nearby destinations without leaving their prefectures, down from 15%.

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