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JUST IN: Japan Allows Tourists From 4 Countries, Including SG To Enter This Month

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Qistina Bumidin  •  May 06, 2022

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[UPDATED 17th May 2022] Yes, you heard that right: a trip to Japan is in the books this year! 🥳 The government has revealed that Japan is set to begin accepting some tourists on a trial basis from four countries - the US, Australia, Thailand and Singapore - later this Month! According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, travellers from these four countries will be allowed to enter Japan as long as they have received three Covid-19 vaccinations and are part of a government-approved tour group with a fixed itinerary.

Tourists From 4 Countries Can Enter Japan This Month, Will Be On Trial Basis

Credit: Unsplash Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has shared on Thursday (May 5) with an audience at the Guildhall in London that border controls will be relaxed by June, to allow more tourists to travel into the country as "smoothly as other G-7 nations" 😌 According to Bloomberg, there’s been a lot of speculation on Japan’s border reopening measures ever since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a goal to make Japan as accessible as other G7 countries from June. The other countries that are a part of the G7 include Canada,  France , Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. All of these countries except Japan have already allowed tourists to enter the country quarantine-free or without the need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 result or both. However, according to Kyodo News, Japan is set to begin accepting some tourists on a trial basis from four countries – the US, Australia, Thailand, Singapore – later this month 🤩
Credit: Unsplash It's was reported by Nikkei Asia on May 5th that the Japanese government is looking to lift bans on tourist visas soon, and that might be officially announced as early as this week, according to Kyodo News. This does sound promising for us fans of all things Japanese! 😍 In addition to reopening borders to tourists, the government is also set to double its daily entry cap from 10,000 to 20,000 people in June, according to Timeout.
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Credit: Unsplash So what are you waiting for? Time to plan your future trip to Japan! 🥰