December 4, 2023

Japan introduced final month (learn extra right here) that they’d finish Covid associated border management measures on Might 8, however they’ve now determined to carry them 10 days early, that being this Saturday (April 29, 2023).

All vacationers to Japan, together with its residents and everlasting residents, should be triple-vaccinated or have a unfavourable Covid check not older than 72 hours on the time of departure. Nevertheless, these are not necessary from tomorrow.

These measures are to be lifted earlier than the Golden Week holidays are set to start and in anticipation of a surge of journey.

The federal government has additionally lifted random Covid assessments from mainland arrivals.

A testing trial shall be launched on Might 8, 2023, at main airports for passengers with Covid like signs, however even that shall be voluntary.

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Japan was one of many final international locations to reopen to worldwide guests in late 2022. I organized a “private tour visa” earlier than the opening and loved very affordable resort charges for a number of weeks.

After I flew to Japan final time in March, I solely needed to “certify” throughout the on-line check-in course of that I used to be both sufficiently vaccinated (I’m – 4 pictures) or had a latest Covid check. Lufthansa didn’t examine these at any level, however I uploaded them to the Go to Japan Internet to get clearance and a stress-free entry.

I’m glad that Japan has now eliminated the final obstacles to entry, however do not forget that vaccines save lives.