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Japan reopens borders to international tourists

After more than two years of closed borders, Japan has reopened its borders to foreign tourists.

During the first phase of reopening, travellers coming from 98 countries, including the United Kingdom, will be allowed entry on the condition that they are on a fully-guided package tour. Guides and travel service providers will take responsibility for ensuring visitors comply with Covid-19 rules such as wearing masks. Visitors will still need to obtain a tourist visa, after receiving an ERFS confirmation from a Japan-based tour operator.

The daily entry cap has been doubled to 20,000, and all visitors must test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to departure. However, visitors from certain ‘blue list’ countries (including the UK and Ireland) will then be able to skip the additional test upon arrival as well as the  previous three-day quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. 

www.japan.travel


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