The Japan Tourism Agency announced that they are testing a return to tourism. They are allowing small group tours to assess the r health and safety protocols. Then they will decide to reopen the full country to foreign visitors. According to the agency, it will investigate how to deal with Covid-19 infections among the trial participants.

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The country’s tourism agency shared a statement that stated, “This venture will allow us to verify compliance and emergency responses for infection prevention and formulate guidelines for travel agencies and accommodation operators to keep in mind.”

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Due to increased border control, the trial was delayed from the end of 2021. But now it has decided to open for the triple-vaccinated tourists from Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. Travel agencies will plan a tour with tour conductors to accompany tour groups. The tourists will have to follow fixed travel itineraries.

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However, the authority has not made any changes to the current testing requirements. Still, visitors have to submit a negative Covid test taken 72 hours before departure.