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Summer in Tokyo? Japan’s Prime Minister Hints at a Possible Reopening to Tourists in June!

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Japan To Possibly Ease Covid Restrictions in June
Garden in Tokyo, Japan

Japan To Possibly Ease Covid Restrictions in June

Japan is one of my favorite countries. I have been many times having traveled their solo, with my dad and with my family on many occasions. In 2019 when we did our Disney around the world trip I vowed to take my daughter back to Japan every year I could so she could experience it at different stages of her development. Of course it was on the books for 2020 and then Covid happened. I’ve been eyeing a return as soon as they allow it and thankfully that may be happening soon.

According to The Independent, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the next easing of controls would happen next month. He said, “At the end of last year, Japan strengthened its border control measures in response to the global spread of the Omicron variant. It was an essential public-health step to delay the variant’s entry into the country. This allowed us to fortify our healthcare system and promote vaccinations. I hope it is not too boastful to say that Japan’s response to Covid-19 has been one of the most successful in the world.”

Cherry blossoms blooming near Tokyo Station.

No Specific on Japan’s Reopening Yet

While there are no specifics on what this easing will look like exactly, it seems like they may be moving to align closer with other G7 members. Kishida added, “We have now eased border control measures significantly, with the next easing taking place in June, when Japan will introduce a smoother entry process similar to that of other G7 members.” All other G7 members including Canada, France, Germany, United States, UK & Italy are currently open to international visitors.

As of March 1 Japan began allowing business travelers, foreign workers and entertainers to visit, but they have remained closed for the most part to international tourism. With this announcement there is reason to be excited for a potential opening of Japan in the short term! Summer in Tokyo anyone?

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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