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Japan is finally taking gradual steps to reopen its borders! Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced that from June, the country will once again allow international visitors to enter for tourism purposes. However, this is set to happen in stages and initially, entry will only be granted to a small pre-approved group of visitors to trial it out.
Read on to find out more about entry requirements and explore the best flight deals to Japan.
After over two years of strict border regulations, Japan has decided to finally follow the majority of the world and reopen for touristic purposes.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the following statement on his most recent visit to London “We will further relax controls, so that in June it will be possible to enter the country as smoothly as other G7 nations”.
Though not a lot of information in regards to their reopening plans has yet been released, the Japanese government has referenced a staged plan for relaxing current restrictions. Starting with allowing entry for a small number of tourists who are expected to follow a strict itinerary implemented by the Japanese government. Depending on whether or not COVID numbers remain low, will determine if Japan will further relax border restrictions.
More than likely, entry will only be possible for fully vaccinated and boosted visitors with a negative COVID test.
At the moment, travel for tourism purposes is still not permitted and those who are eligible for visa-free travel, such as Canadian and US citizens, are still not able to enter.
As more information becomes available, we will update this article.
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