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Covid 19 Update News and Travel Alerts

Updated 6 June 2022

Coronavirus latest updates:

Japan is currently still keeping its borders closed to most foreign tourists, and 'trial tours' are on-going to evaluate the affect of tourism onto current Japan's situation. However, it was announced that Japan will reopen its borders to travelers on guided tours from June 10.

In order to visit Japan, the following conditions apply:
  • Effective from June 10, Nationals from more than 90 “blue list” countries will be allowed to enter Japan. The blue list named countries where the risk of catching the coronavirus is considered low. Please be advised that the list is subject to change, and that a country needs to be on the list on the date when the application for travel to Japan is submitted (NOT the actual date of travel). Countries on the "blue list" can be checked out here: JAPAN TO WELCOME BACK TOURISTS FROM JUNE 10!
  • All travelers will need to apply for a visa in order to enter Japan.
  • Travelers must visit Japan on a guided tour accompanied by a Japanese Tour Leader.
  • Visitors from 'blue list' countries: A negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure is required to enter Japan; however, there will be no test and no quarantine upon arrival in Japan for foreign tourists regardless of vaccination status. It is estimated that 80 percent of visitors will not need to quarantine upon arrival

Current state of tourism: border partially opened.

Domestic situation

Approximately 80% of Japan's total population is now fully vaccinated, and the administration of booster shots is already on the go. Vaccination certificates are not being used widely. 

Closure of famous attractions:

Most of famous attractions are now open again. However, some events and festivals continue to be canceled in 2022. 

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