Japan considering restarting tourism

Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2020

Japan is an incredible country. In April 2020, Japan announced a travel ban indefinitely, preventing most tourists from visiting the country. Currently visitors from 159 countries are banned from entering Japan.


Many visitors are curious as to when Japan would reopen for visitors.


The Japanese government is considering restarting tourism. Japan was supposed to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, but the event is now delayed by a year, which means that it’s now expected to take place next summer.


Japan is considering a proposal whereby it would reopen to tourists as of April 2021; however, with few conditions.


• Tourists would need to get a negative corona virus test before traveling.
• They’d need to buy private medical insurance during their stay in Japan, and download a contact tracing app.
• Upon arrival in Japan, another corona virus test would be carried on.
• While there wouldn’t be any quarantine, travelers would still need to report their health conditions via an app for 14 days.

The government would set up health consultation centers for tourists to deal with corona virus.


Japan might limit tourists initially, and it hasn’t been decided yet about how those limits will be set.


Tourism might at first only be allowed for those traveling to the Olympics, and not others. While Japan is working towards reopening borders sooner or later, it looks like that will happen in April 2021 at the earliest, at which point the country will have been closed for a year.


Visitor numbers in Japan might initially be quite limited, with those coming to the Olympics being prioritized.

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