Index – Abroad – Tourism resumes in Japan after two years

Tourists can visit the country on an organized excursion, accompanied by official guides and pre-arranged itineraries. Entry is subject to three coronavirus vaccinations and a private health insurance contract.

Japan closed its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic and only recently started raising the borders.

Since March, foreigners, including students and guest workers, have been welcomed on business trips to Japan again, but in limited numbers, tens of thousands a day. According to local media reports, this number will double in June.

Japan is the last strict country to reopen

Japan has so far banned entry to foreign tourists. In other countries, on the other hand, where similar strict restrictions have been imposed (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore), the borders have already been opened in recent months.

Tourists arriving this month must take a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours before the flight or repeat it on arrival Tourism office said.

Before the pandemic, Japan devoted an increasing importance to tourism in its economy.

It received 31.9 million foreign visitors in 2019, a new record, and in 2020, when the Summer Olympics were scheduled, 40 million visitors were expected.

Because of the pandemic, that goal failed and Tokyo eventually held the Olympics (MTI) behind closed doors in 2021.

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