Japan to Completely Re-Open Borders on October 11th

If you weren’t aware until just recently, Japan has had some of the strictest border measures in the world due to the covid pandemic. Only beginning in June did they allow 50 tourists to take part in a tourism test run in which groups of 10 were allowed to enter under the strict supervision of tour guides from approved tour companies. Then in September, Japan opened its gates a bit more, allowing tourists to enter the country as long as they booked through certain agencies, but this time without needing to follow a schedule.

Now starting October 11th, you can finally enter Japan as you please!! As long as you live in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia you’re welcome to visit for up to 90 days, no visa required, and with no caps on the number of people allowed to enter. Odds are you will still need to show some proof of vaccination or a rapid test before entering, but there has been no official word on this yet.

All this was announced during a speech in New York that was given by Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. To further this effort Kishida announced a country-wide tourism subsidy program that will be beginning on October 11th as well. No specific details on what this entitles yet, but work is set to begin once the Prime Minister returns to Japan.

All of this is VERY exciting news, let us know in the comments down below: are you planning a trip to Japan now that the borders are open? Or will you wait a little longer before testing the waters? Watch the announcement here

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