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2023 Reopening Borders of Japan for Tourists

2023 Reopening Borders of Japan for Tourists

Finally, there has been some good news about the state of the Japanese border closure for almost all tourists. The ban on tourists due to the outbreak of COVID-19 has been in effect since April 2020. Ever since, there has been no timeline at all on when the borders of Japan would be reopening again for tourism, leaving many tourists who wanted to come to Japan and people working in tourism hanging. We all hope for a reopening soon, but when exactly will that happen?

2023 Reopening Borders of Japan for Tourists

Border Reopening Rules

While nothing is set in stone and reopening will partly depend on the future situation of the pandemic like available medicines, vaccinations, and infection trends, the fact that reopening the Japanese borders to inbound tourism is again on the table as a point of discussion is very hopeful.

First, it was the long-term visa holders who were left in limbo for a prolonged period of time not being able to reenter Japan after leaving the country for a vacation or family visit who were able to return when complying with certain measures. Then the news came that the 2020 Olympics would be held regardless of the pandemic situation at that moment.

Current Situation

At this moment (early 2022) we are still waiting for news on the border reopening of Japan.

Updates Border Reopening Japan

As the situation will likely change in the next few months, we will update you once any new information regarding the reopening of the Japanese borders for tourists becomes available.

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Last updated: early 2022

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