International Fans Can Visit This Disney Park Again!

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With the world beginning to open back up, international Disney fans can rejoice as they can finally start visiting this overseas Disney Park again.

The Disney magic is a universal experience no matter which Disney Resort you choose to go to. The domestic favorites of the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, in Disneyland Resort, bring many a Disney fan that magic they seek out. But many Disney fans also seek out this experience overseas at Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort or Shanghai Disney Resort.

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Tokyo Disneyland Park/Disney

For a Guest who dreams of visiting of visiting Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, that dream can once again come true! After years of living through the COVID pandemic, Japan has officially opened its borders to welcome international travelers into the country again, allowing Disney fans to enjoy the Disney magic overseas.

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Tokyo Disney Resort/Disney

Earlier this year, the Japanese government updated its travel policies, making it easier for international travelers to visit the country by modifying some entry requirements. As of June 10, Japan had been opened to travelers from the United States of America and 97 other nations, although visitors would need a visa.

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In the latest development, The Japan Times reported that starting October 11, Japan will allow visa-free, independent tourism and remove the established daily arrival cap. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the long-awaited announcement during a recent visit to New York at the U.N. General Assembly.

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Tokyo DisneySea Expansion/Disney Parks Blog

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Here’s what travelers to Japan need to know:

They must be vaccinated with at least three doses or submit a negative COVID-19 test result ahead of their trip, per Kyodo News, which cited government sources.

In addition, the government will launch a nationwide travel discount program that had previously been shelved due to the spread of COVID-19 infections; as Prime Minister Kishida said at a news conference, “I hope many people will utilize it. I want to support the travel, entertainment, and other industries that have been struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.”

The travel program will also begin on October 11 and will offer discounts for travel, entry to Theme Parks, sporting events, and concerts. According to a report, travelers with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or who submit a negative test result will be eligible for the discounts.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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