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Japan to Reopen for Tourism Soon

By The byFood Team
May 17, 2022
Updated: May 26, 2022

Japan to Ease Restrictions for Tourism

According to a report made by The Japan Times, The Japanese government has decided to allow limited tourism this month, starting with "test tourism" of small group tours. The tours will be accepted from four countries- the U.S., Australia, Thailand and Singapore -- to test the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention measures.

Woman in Kyoto holding an umbrella

Nikkei Asia reports the tours will be limited and available only to those who meet specific requirements, such as being triple vaccinated. The groups will have predetermined itineraries accompanied by a travel agency. These group tours will help the government create guidelines for tourism as Japan gradually reopens, as the government seeks to ease tourism restrictions in June.

Since the beginning of 2020, tourists have been unable to enter Japan due to the country's strict COVID-19 border controls. However, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's announcement on easing restrictions to meet other G7 countries means that Japan is on its way to opening back up soon. 

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