Travel Etiquette in Post-Pandemic Japan: A Brief Guide
Many of our readers will remember the anxiety we all felt at the beginning of 2020 when our daily lives changed suddenly because a potentially deadly disease started spreading around the world. Two and a half years later, we’ve managed to find ways of living with the virus and keep the number of infections under control thanks to vaccinations and prevention measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent use of hand sanitizers. While taking the necessary precautions, we can finally get out, meet our relatives and friends, and even travel to other countries.
Nevertheless, the situation differs greatly by country. In Japan, the number of coronavirus infections and the virus-caused mortality rates have decreased significantly. However, our country is not completely coronavirus-free and the general consensus is that we still have to take precautions in order to prevent the spread of infections. Below, we introduce the general rules of travel etiquette in Japan in the era of “living with coronavirus.”