Japan opens for Russian group tourists
Japan has announced who is included in the "blue" list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to visit Japan from June 10. Russia is in this list.
At this stage of easing restrictions, tourists are required to apply to travel companies to enter Japan for the purpose of tourism within the so-called "pilot tours". Individual tourists will not be allowed.
From June 10, to enter Japan for tourism purposes, Russian citizens as part of tourist groups will not need a vaccination certificate, quarantine and an arrival test.
Only a negative PCR test will be needed, made no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in Japan.
Experts from travel companies working with Japan do not exclude that from June 10, the process of issuing tourist visas to Russians will be resumed.
There is currently no direct air service between Russia and Japan. Japanese airline JAL has suspended flights on routes from Haneda to Moscow and from Narita to Vladivostok until September 30.
Tourists can get to Japan on connection flights, for example, on Emirates flights. At the end of June, tickets from Moscow to Tokyo and back will cost from 1 775 Euros for one person.
Turkish Airlines also has flights to Japan. Prices are higher – from 2 730 Euros for a flight from Moscow to Tokyo and back for 1 person.