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Why do you need Travel Insurance for Japan?

Travel insurance for Japan will cover cancellation; medical emergencies and the damage or loss of your personal property. This type of insurance will protect and support you if you have difficulties while travelling. Travel cover will give you peace of mind while travelling to Japan.  

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Comprehensive cover when travelling to Japan

Japan is all about fusion. It’s a destination of modern cities and centuries-old temples. Japan hosts everything from cutting-edge robotic exhibitions to tea ceremonies and flower arranging. In 2021, Japan hosted the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a sensational display of the world’s most elite athletes. 

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, you should be aware that there’s no health agreement with the UK.You’ll be expected to confirm that you have valid travel insurance straight away or pay for the entire cost of any treatment you receive. It’s worth making sure your policy  includes repatriation cover, as an air ambulance back to the UK from Asia costs £75,000 on average. 

If you  need emergency medical treatment abroad, the costs can quickly spiral out of control. Given that 1 Brit every 3 minutes needs help with emergency medical care when abroad, it’s not worth travelling without comprehensive travel insurance for Japan.

As the UK’s No.1 for travel insurance2, AllClear can help you find the right level of cover. Our policies include:  

How to choose the right level of cover for Japan

It’s essential that you choose high-quality cover for Japan. Look for a policy that includes the key benefits below:  

Emergency medical expenses – Japan has excellent medical facilities. However, treatment can be expensive. To avoid unexpected medical bills, make sure you choose a policy that covers emergency medical expenses. 

Repatriation to the UK – Japan is 9,195 km away from the UK, so it’s no surprise that medical transport from there back to the UK is costly. You’ll want to have repatriation cover to protect you  should the worst happen. 

Cancellation and Curtailment – It’s best to be prepared. Cancellation cover will help you with costs if you have to cancel or cut short your trip.

At AllClear, we offer flexible options that can be tailored to suit you and your needs. You’ll be covered for: 

  • Travel Delay, Cancellation* and Curtailment
  • Cost of emergency medical treatment 
  • Legal protection cover

We’ve included enhanced Covid cover for FREE with all AllClear branded policies. Discover more below

Enhanced Covid-19 Travel Insurance for Japan

Did you know that in a post-covid travel era, travellers are more safety-conscious? 85%3 of those we surveyed check the latest travel advice from the FCDO before booking a trip.

Chris Rolland, AllClear CEO, states that: “As various destinations around the world reopen to tourism, the industry must recognise holidaymakers’ top priority, which is safety. At AllClear, we’ve used over 20 years of experience to refine our industry-leading products. providing travellers with value and peace of mind when it matters most.”

Make sure you choose a policy with enhanced Covid cover included. This will provide you with reassurance regarding if you need to cancel because you need to self isolate.

To prepare for your trip; there are a few things we recommend:  

  • Research Japan’s entry requirements in advance by checking the FCDO website
  • Check the ‘Traffic Light System‘ for quarantine requirements on return to the UK from Japan. 
  • Buy quality travel insurance for Japan that includes enhanced COVID-19 cover.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

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UK’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider1

You’ll want support you can rely on when travelling to Japan. AllClear provides travel insurance you can trust, 99%4of customers would recommend us to family and friends…

Good service, fair price.

“Just called this company for a quote and received excellent service. The questions were clear and easy to follow, the cover included Covid, and the price was fair. Well done, AllClear, and thank you to their rep Jackie👍🏻” – Dave

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage. Freephone to get your quote on: or

Frequently asked questions

Is Japan good for a holiday?

Before the pandemic, Japan attracted 31.19 million international tourists in 2018. It’s a destination with plenty to offer. If you’re considering a trip to Japan, we recommend adding Tokyo and Kyoto to your travel agenda. We also recommend having comprehensive cover in place to ensure that your trip runs smoothly. 

Is travel insurance required for a Japanese visa?

It’s not a legal requirement, but having travel insurance is advised. It will offer you financial protection in an array of unforeseen circumstances. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, make sure you declare them when buying your chosen policy; otherwise, it may not be valid.  

How much is a visa to Japan?

British passport holders previously didn’t need a visa to travel to Japan. However, since Covid, you’ll now be required to apply for a valid visa to enter from Japan’s Immigration Bureau

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

2 Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

3 Based on the AllClear summer survey July 2021, 1440 respondents.

4 Based on 166 AllClear customers surveyed in April 2021.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.