However, travelers must arrange travel and accommodation through travel agencies
From September 7, the government will allow tourists from all countries to enter Japan without participating in a tour. However, travelers must arrange travel and accommodation through travel agencies.
Travel agencies must provide a means of communication with tourists during their stay.
Travel agencies will be responsible for tours and will need to obtain phone numbers and other relevant contact information from tourists. Agencies will also have to ask travelers to comply with basic infection control measures, such as wearing face masks.
Japan also plans to waive pre-departure testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers (including one booster dose). The country is also set to increase the daily limit of tourists allowed to enter Japan from 20,000 to 50,000.
However, despite the easing of restrictions in September, travelers will still need to sign a form promising that they will comply with local coronavirus protocol. They will also need to complete an online questionnaire, take a PCR test upon arrival, and download a health monitoring app.