Photo Credit: A young black man exploring a traditional Japanese market in Asakusa, Japan.
Japan Plans For The Reopening Of Its International Borders In 2021
Spring travel is looking up — Japan is considering reopening its international borders this spring to a limited amount of tourists. Travelers will have to go through procedures to ensure that the COVID-19 virus isn’t being spread.
As a result of the pandemic, Japan had closed it’s borders and getting in the country as a non-resident has become extremely difficult. Japan is the third most visited country in Asia and not having tourism has caused economic hardship, resulting in businesses being forced to close.
Japan was also the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games which was cancelled because of the pandemic and has now been rescheduled for 2021.
Reopening to international tourists can be because of the Olympics and to bring economic relief.
Unfortunately, not all countries will be allowed to enter Japan as they are focusing on countries who have kept their cases relatively low such as Taiwan and China.
Japan is in it’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150,000 cases and 2,000 reported deaths.