ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan readies for big Olympic crowds with high-tech precautions

Tracking apps will help avoid vaccine mandate and travel restrictions

Japan plans to let foreign travelers into the country for the Olympics this summer with relatively few restrictions.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has begun gearing up for an influx of foreign travelers to the postponed Summer Olympics here, devising layers of precautions to keep COVID-19 under control in innovative ways so as not to restrict movements.

The overall guiding principle is ensuring safety amid the outbreak while guaranteeing freedom of movement. Vaccines will not be mandatory, and visitors who submit proof of a negative coronavirus test and agree to use apps to facilitate contact tracing can skip the two-week quarantine. Use of public transportation will remain unrestricted as well.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more