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Japan will allow “large-scale” overseas tourists to enter the Tokyo Olympic Games

Japan will allow "large-scale" overseas tourists to enter the Tokyo Olympic Games

Tokyo, December 2nd – Japanese media reported on the 2nd that Japan will allow “large-scale” overseas tourists to enter the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tourists will not be forced to be vaccinated or quarantined, provided that they provide a negative certificate for the novel coronavirus test and download the itinerary tracking applet on their mobile phones.

The report did not specify the number of tourists allowed to enter, but said that Japan would not restrict overseas tourists from taking public transportation. According to statistics, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has sold nearly 1 million Olympic tickets overseas. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Japan’s current policy requires arriving personnel to self-quarantine for 14 days and download the mobile phone app for itinerary tracking.

It is reported that 11,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games, and thousands of athletes will participate in the subsequent Paralympic Games. Coates, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Coordinating Committee of the International Olympic Committee, said last month that the number of athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games will not decrease, and the organizing committee will ensure their safety.

Japan has relaxed entry restrictions since October 1 this year, allowing long-term visa holders such as business and overseas students in all countries and regions of the world to enter the country conditionally. Tourists are not included in the relaxed entry target.

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