As of December 28th, the government has stopped the relaxation of the entry restrictions for all countries due to the spread of the mutant virus. Returnees are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The policy will be effective until the end of January, at the moment, but it is subject to change depending on the situation (The Asahi Shimbun). For business purposes, people from several countries including China and South Korea can travel to Japan because the spread of the virus is relatively contained (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan).
The suspension of SIC tours has been extended until the March 2021 for the moment. This includes popular tours and activities in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Mt. Fuji. Please download the updated list of cancelled tours for the details.
For more information please visit:
- Government Announcement: Prime Minister's Office
- Situation Report: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
- Travel Restrictions: JNTO Advisory