Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: update

06 July 2021

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The Olympic Games are to be held in Tokyo, Japan between 23 July and 8 August 2021, and the Paralympic Games between 24 August and 5 September 2021. In March 2021, it was announced that overseas spectators would not be allowed entry into Japan for the games, due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of variant strains.

The final version of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks were published in June 2021, outlining the responsibilities and rules that must be followed by all participants in the games, commencing two weeks prior to travelling to Japan and lasting until their departure. Specific health and safety rules and COVID-19 precautionary measures are detailed in the playbooks.

Source: TRAVAX, 1 July 2021