Japan Travel Insurance Requirements

Last updated: 12/28/2022

Squaremouth’s Japan Travel Insurance Recommendations

Travel insurance is not required for visitors traveling to Japan. However, due to the uncertainty of international travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Squaremouth recommends a comprehensive plan to cover any lost expenses due to a delay or cancellation of your travel plans.

Squaremouth also recommends insurance that covers medical emergencies with at least $50,000 Emergency Medical coverage and $100,000 Emergency Evacuation coverage. For travelers visiting remote areas of Japan, Squaremouth recommends at least $100,000 of Emergency Medical coverage and $250,000 of Emergency Evacuation coverage.

These comprehensive plans can include coverage for unforeseen illness or injuries during the trip and medical evacuation to get you to the nearest hospital or even home if a physician advises it. Many of these policies are designed to cover expenses for travelers who contract Covid, require hospital stays or treatment, as well as reimburse the cost of any related physician fees from illness or injuries.

Squaremouth also recommends Trip Cancellation coverage to receive reimbursement for any missed portion of your trip due to inclement weather, illness or injury, death to you or a family member, or employee layoff among others.

Included in Trip Cancellation coverage is Trip Interruption which provides reimbursement for food hotels, or other travel expenses to get travelers to their final destination.

If you don’t need coverage for your trip expenses, policies with Emergency Medical coverage tend to be more affordable without any cancellation benefits.

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Japan Travel Insurance Trends and Data

Japan is made up of over 7,000 islands. Tourists are attracted to the architecture, art, and the natural scenery that Japan offers.


Destination Rank: 8

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 2.95%

Average Premium: $296.33

Average Trip Cost: $4,440.45

Squaremouth Analytics compares thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre- and post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in the travel insurance industry. For more Japan travel insurance trend data, please contact one of our travel insurance experts.

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