Organisers for the Tokyo Olympics that were due to be held in 2020 but have been rescheduled to 2021 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic have announced that no international fans will be allowed to attending the Summer Olympic games.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee and the Government of Japan have made this decision due to the ongoing pandemic. They have released the following statement:
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.
It has been confirmed that all International fans who have already bought tickets will be refunded. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are due to start on the 23rd July 2021.