Update On Japanese Border Restrictions
Strict Border Restrictions Coming To An End!
Japan confirmed on May 26th that it will resume accepting foreign tourists from 98 countries and regions from June 10th. Initially these tourists will only be welcomed on supervised package tours, but it is another step in the right direction.
The government also announced the three colour classification chart for CoVid testing and quarantine requirements. The good news is that these are being relaxed and, for many visitors, removed altogether. Check the image below (from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
At the same time the government has increased the limit on daily arrivals from 10,000 per day to 20,000 - this includes students, workers, tourists and business visitors.
The colour coding for countries was also announced, although please check regularly for the latest updates as these are subject to prevailing CoVid cases and conditions in each country.
While tourism is still limited in terms of having to come on a package tour - and pre-flight testing is required for all - the positive news is that most people no longer have to quarantine or take a test upon arrival. This all points to the gradual removal of restrictions and to tourists being welcomed with open arms again.
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