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Japan travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Japan, there are a few things to think about:

  • The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
  • How much medical coverage you have – no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
  • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Japan from the FCDO

Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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+44 (0)207 748 0060

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We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

What’s covered with travel insurance to Japan?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some important information that we think you might want to know before your trip to Japan:

CurrencyJapanese yen
Official language(s)Japanese
PopulationApprox. 127 million
Plug typePlug A and B
Driving sideLeft-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Japan?

No. If you have a valid British passport then you can stay in Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. If you’re planning on staying for longer, or are travelling there for other means like work or study, then you’ll need to contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

Healthcare in Japan

The healthcare facilities in Japan are in good condition and are well equipped for most medical treatments. The staff are also highly trained in the hospitals and clinics around Japan. However, medical treatment can be quite expensive, and you’ll be expected to pay the full cost of the bill at the time of treatment. It’s important to make sure you have adequate travel insurance to cover the costs of any medical treatments or possible repatriation you may need while on your holiday.

You can find more information about healthcare in Japan here.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Japan?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

You, or someone on your behalf, can contact our medical emergency team at any time.

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