Japan received an estimated 13,700 foreign travelers in September, marking a year-on-year plunge of more than 99 percent for the sixth straight month amid the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Wednesday.

Although the number of overseas visitors tumbled 99.4 percent from the previous year, it rose 5,000 from August, as entry restrictions were eased for those who hold residential status in Japan, according to the data released by the Japan Tourism Agency.

Foreigners entering or re-entering Japan, such as expatriates and their families, and international students are included in visitor arrivals, although airline and ship crews as well as permanent residents are not.