The Japan Tourism Agency has determined to conduct a “test tourism” program in May prior to a full opening to travelers. Small group tours will be permitted into the country in May to ascertain how well protocol measures will prevent an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Tripple vaccinated travelers from Australia, Thailand, Singapore, and the United States will be allowed into Japan which will be in groups of no more than 4 travelers and planned with travel agencies accompanied by tour conductors on fixed schedules and itineraries.
Individual travelers remain restricted from visiting until a resumption at an as of yet undetermined date. It was not announced how the visitors would be selected from those wanting to enter Japan.