It’s been two-and-a-half years now since travel to Japan was relatively free and easy. Few countries around the world have been so cautious about reopening their borders to tourism after the cataclysmic shutdowns of 2020. But we’re over the moon to announce that travel to Japan has now returned to something that looks a lot like the old normal – and that more change is on its way from October 11. Here’s what you need to know.
What are the latest Japan travel restrictions?
Following Japan’s decision last month to drop pre-departure testing, the Japanese government is now allowing travelers to visit Japan without booking a guided tour. Since September 7, individual travelers have been allowed to visit Japan on package tours – even those that only include flights and hotels.
The only remaining snag is that potential visitors have to book via a travel agency, as a point of