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Japan Extends Travel Restrictions As New Olympics Rules Announced

Japan Extends Travel Restrictions As New Olympics Rules Announced

Like many countries around the world, Japan has a series of rules and restrictions in place regarding travel to ensure that cases of Covid-19 are not imported into the country. On Tuesday, it was announced that its restrictions were to be extended further, dampening any hopes of traveling to Japan in the near future. As […]

Tokyo Olympics in danger of being cancelled as city requests state of emergency

Japan bans travellers from 152 countries as new coronavirus variant detected

Due to the rising coronavirus cases, governors of Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama have requested the central government to declare another state of emergency to curb the spread of the infection. Japan is struggling to curtail the spread coronavirus recording more than 3000 new cases on Sunday. In Tokyo, 816 new cases bringing the total […]

Japan Tourism Reopening and 2021 Olympics In Doubt As Cases Increase

Japan Tourism Reopening and 2021 Olympics In Doubt As Cases Increase

A City At Breaking Point – When Will Tokyo Travel Be Permitted? As the ninth most visited city in the world, there’s undoubtedly travelers refreshing news pages every day in the hope that some positive news comes out of the Tokyo. However, for the last few months, they would have been unlikely to have found […]

Japan reopening for international tourists in spring 2021 ahead the Tokyo Olympics

Japan reopening for international tourists in spring 2021 ahead the Tokyo Olympics

While Japan has eased the travel restrictions for foreign residents and business travellers, travelling for the purpose of tourism remains closed. The country is reportedly toying with the idea of reopening for international tourists in spring 2021 ahead of the once postponed Tokyo Olympic Games. As the rescheduled yet highly anticipated Olympic Games draws nearer […]

Tokyo Olympics set to refund almost one fifth of all tickets sold

Tokyo Olympics set to refund almost one fifth of all tickets sold

Tokyo Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Games’ organizers to postpone the event. The Games’ officials vowed to stage the Games in 2021 though. But now Tokyo Olympics could face the prospect of empty seats at events in 2021, even if fans are […]

Japan to allow large-scale overseas visitors for Olympics

Japan to allow large-scale overseas visitors for Olympics

Japan aims to allow ‘large-scale’ numbers of overseas visitors to attend next year’s Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations or quarantine provided they submit negative Covid-19 test results and download tracking apps, the Nikkei business daily has reported. The report, which did not identify the source of the information or detail how many visitors would be […]

Japan to reopen for Olympics spectators, but under strict rules

Japan to reopen for Olympics spectators, but under strict rules

Japan is under immense pressure figuring out how to carry out the rescheduled Olympics next year. Japan was at the final stages of its preparation for the Games early this year when the health crisis happened that restricted people from travelling and gathering in groups. During my travel to Japan late last year, I visited […]

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