Can I go to Japan now?
There has been some confusion over some of the recent announcements from Japan. Let us try to clear things up. Japan is not currently open to international tourism. The borders have been closed since April 2020.
Unless you are a Japanese citizen, a resident of Japan, or have a visa to enter Japan as a student or business traveler, then you cannot enter the country.
Will I have to be vaccinated to enter Japan?
There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but we anticipate any opening to international tourism will involve showing proof of vaccination.
With over 70% of the population vaccinated, Japan has recently placed a large emphasis on vaccination cards for domestic travel. Many restaurants, hotels, and events in Japan are now requiring proof of vaccination.
Will I have to wear a mask?
The people in Japan have been wearing masks long before the pandemic. It is currently recommended that everyone wear a face mask, and it is possible that this will continue well into the future.
What happens if my tour is canceled?
If the borders remain closed and we have to cancel your tour, then you will have the option to transfer your travel dates or receive a full refund.
As always, we strongly recommend that you get travel insurance in case you need to cancel for personal reasons.
Top Photo credit: ©Prime Minister’s Office of Japan