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Heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics? Get full comprehensive Tokyo Olympics travel insurance from just *

56 years after first hosting the Olympics, from 24th July to 9th August 2020 Tokyo will once again become the epicentre of the sporting world.

Regularly breaking all-time viewing records, the opening ceremony of both the London and Rio Olympics had 3.6 billion viewers. As such, it's no surprise that visitors to Tokyo and its surrounding areas during the Olympics are going to be among the most visited destinations on the planet.

With such an influx of visitors, it's important that you're protected, should anything unfortunate happen. With Holiday Extras' travel insurance, simply fill out the above form, stating that you're travelling worldwide, and we'll take the hassle out of securing your cover, so you can sit back, relax, and focus on the most important thing: enjoying your holiday.

Compare Tokyo Olympics travel insurance levels of cover:

Our cover is available in both single-trip or annual multi-trip, at bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Baggage cover
£500
£1,500
£2,000
£2,000
Cancellation cover
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
£5,000
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
£150
£100
£50
£0
Lost passport
£250
£250
£300
£500
Personal money
£300
£350
£400
£500
Wedding cover
X
X
£1,500
£1,500
Gadget cover
X
X
X
£500
Defaqto rating
2 Star rating
3 Star rating
5 Star rating
5 Star rating

Olympic venues

In keeping with the Olympic Reforms stated in the Olympic Agenda of 2020, the Tokyo Games is endeavouring to reuse as many of the existing sporting venues as possible, many of which were used in the 1964 Games.

Curent Tokyo Olympic venues include:

  • Ariake Arena
  • Ariake Olympics Gymnastics Centre
  • Ariake Tennis Park
  • Asaka shooting Range
  • Baji Koen
  • Canoe slalom venue
  • Dream Island Archery Field
  • Enoshima Yacht Harbour
  • IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center
  • Imperial Palace Garden
  • International Stadium Yokohama
  • Izu Mountain Bike Course
  • Izu Velodrome
  • Kasumigaseki Country Club
  • Kokugikan Arena
  • Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex
  • Miyagi Stadium
  • Musashino Forest Sport Centre
  • Nippon Budokan
  • Odaiba Marine Park
  • Olympic Aquatics Centre
  • Olympic BMX Course
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Olympic Village
  • Saitama Stadium
  • Saitama Super Arena
  • Sapporo Dome
  • Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
  • Sea Forest Waterway
  • Seaside Park Hockey Stadium
  • Shiokaze Park
  • Tokyo International Forum
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
  • Tokyo Stadium
  • Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming
  • CenterYoyogi National Stadium

Medical Insurance in Japan

Despite being a highly developed country with top healthcare and state of the art medical facilities, it's important that you secure suitable medical travel insurance for your trip. You're a long way from home, and it's important to be protected. Holiday Extras covers the majority of pre-existing medical conditions, and all conditions are considered.

Some important things to remember when travelling with a pre-existing medical condition:

Proof of insurance - Much like in the UK, Japan has its own national health insurance scheme, which covers a high percentage of the population. As such, it's potentially more difficult to receive medical treatment if you're not part of this system. In the event of a medical emergency, you're likely to be asked before receiving any treatment if you have your insurance documents, so make sure you have them close to hand, in physical form or digital. Both are acceptable forms of proof.

Medication - In Japan, over the counter medication is harder to come by than in the UK. General drugs like painkillers are only available in drugstores. Prescription medicines are allowed to be brought into the country, as long as they are in quantities sufficient for personal use.

Natural Disasters

Mount Fiji

Earthquakes and Tsunamis - Japan is classed as a major earthquake zone, and during the course of your trip, it's possible that you may experience a minor tremor or two. As worst, these can sometimes impact the usually immaculate public transport system in Japan. Should you experience any difficulties in reaching your flight as a result, in most instances, our Silver, Gold, and Platinum offers cover for the costs of any missed or delayed flights, as long as you have proof of such a delay. Holiday extras also offers natural disaster cover as an add-on to your policy, should you want that extra peace of mind.

To ensure that you're in the best position should a natural disaster occur, familiarise yourself with typical safety procedures pertaining to your destination, including emergency government warnings and what to do when one occurs.

Visiting Japan

Although the Olympics is likely to be at the crux of your trip, Japan is a land with countless things to see and do, the likes of which you won't find anywhere else in the world. Tokyo is absolutely no exception to this rule. For more information, check out our comprehensive travel guide to get the most out of your time in Tokyo:

Further Japan travel information

If you enjoyed this article and would like more info on travel to Japan, check out our other posts on the topic.

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