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Overseas spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this coming summer.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only Japanese fans will be in attendance during the Olympic (July 23 – August 9) and Paralympic (August 24 – September 5) Games.

“Currently, the COVID-19 situation in Japan and many other countries around the world is still very challenging and a number of variant strains have emerged, whilst international travel remains severely restricted globally.

Based on the present situation of the pandemic, it is highly unlikely that entry into Japan will be guaranteed this summer for people from overseas.

In order to give clarity to ticket holders living overseas and to enable them to adjust their travel plans at this stage, the parties on the Japanese side have come to the conclusion that they will not be able to enter into Japan at the time of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This conclusion will further contribute to ensure safe and secure Games for all participants and the Japanese public,” a statement by the official Committee of Tokyo 2020 reads.