Travel Insurance for Japan From India

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Travel Insurance Japan

Celebrated across the globe as the land of the rising sun, Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Asian continent. The Japanese archipelago comprises more than 6,800 islands, including five major islands, namely Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa.

Japan is one of the most visited countries on the global map. From the cosmopolis of Tokyo to the picturesque Mount Fuji and the iconic Osaka Castle, Japan has something to offer to different types of travellers. Whether you wish to behold the magic of the ethereal cherry blossoms or the new-age capsule hotels, a trip to Japan is sure to be filled with memorable experiences.

If you are planning a trip to the magnificent archipelago of Japan, you must conduct thorough research and planning. It is important to apply for the right type of Japanese visa and make the necessary travel arrangements well in advance. Even more important still is the selection of an adequate travel insurance policy.

Since international travel can present you with a wide variety of challenges and unforeseen situations, you must ensure that you are well equipped to face them. And the easiest way to do so is by buying an international travel insurance policy. At Tata AIG, we offer a thoughtfully designed and feature-laden Japan travel insurance Plan.

Available at a starting price of just ₹40.82 per day*, our travel insurance Japan plan can provide you with sufficient financial protection for your trip to Japan. You can opt for individual travel insurance or family travel insurance, depending on the number of members in your travelling party.

You can peruse our other travel insurance plans on our official website. It is easy to compare travel insurance policies and their premiums on our website with the help of the Tata AIG Travel Insurance Premium Calculator.

Benefits of opting for Tata AIG's Travel Insurance Japan plan

  • Travel Assistance
  • Hijack Cover
  • Cover for Loss and Delay of Baggage
  • Personal Liability Cover
  • Accident and Illness Cover
  • Cover for flight cancellation and delay
  • Covid-19 Cover
  • Easy and quick policy purchase process on our official website
  • Affordable travel insurance plans, starting at ₹40.82 per day*
  • Automatic extension of your travel insurance for Japan plan for upto 60 days or date of discharge whichever is lesser in the event of hospitalization during the policy tenure
  • Automatic 7-day extension of your travel insurance policy in case of delay or cancellation of your return flight.

Travel Insurance For Japan from India

Whenever you are planning to travel to any place that is beyond the international borders of your nation, it is advisable to engage in substantial planning and research. From the political climate prevailing in the country that is your intended travel destination to the best time to visit it, from the type of visa you are required to apply for to the travel insurance policy you must select, there are several decisions that need to be paid attention.

Selecting a suitable travel insurance policy is pivotal to having some degree of protection against the uncertainty of international travel. No matter how thorough your planning and research are, there are several events that can cause your plans to fall into disarray. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has, for instance, drastically changed the landscape of international travel.

Therefore, you must opt for the best travel insurance for Japan. If you select the Tata AIG Travel Insurance Japan plan, you can benefit from extensive travel insurance coverage, including a Personal Liability Cover, a cover for illnesses and accidents, baggage cover, Hijack cover, and COVID-19 cover.

Why Do You Need Travel Insurance from India to Japan?

The moment you step out of the comforts of your home, you are susceptible to a myriad of risks. And international travel is no exception to this. Imagine planning for a trip to Japan, only for your flight to be delayed or cancelled at the last minute. Worse yet, imagine falling ill during your journey to or from Japan or your stay there. Being stranded in a foreign land with an illness is certainly not what any of your travel plans would have envisaged, is it?

Although there is no way to avoid events such as accidents, illnesses, and flight delays, you can ensure that you are financially protected against such adverse events. This is the main reason why you need travel insurance from India to Japan. With a suitable travel insurance plan, you can have access to a medical cover, a journey cover, and a cover for any potential delays or cancellations of your flights.

Selecting the best travel insurance for Japan plan is, thus, one of the prerequisites of a safe and happy trip to the land of the rising sun. When you are comparing various travel insurance plans, check the coverage and the features of the plan along with its validity and cost. A plan that offers you extensive coverage at a feasible price and has in-built flexibility for automatic extensions is the ideal choice. The Tata AIG Japan Travel Insurance Plan comprises all these benefits, making it an excellent travel insurance plan.

Benefits offered by the Tata AIG Travel Insurance Japan Plan

The Tata AIG Travel Insurance Japan Plan is one of the best travel insurance for Japan. This plan offers you several benefits, some of which have been discussed below:

1. Baggage Cover- If you happen to lose your baggage at any of the airports you traverse during your journey, the baggage cover of the Tata AIG Travel Insurance Japan plan can be of aid to you. With this cover, you can seek reimbursement for the cost of the items in the lost or delayed check-in baggage.

2.Journey Cover- With Tata AIG's Japan Travel Insurance Plan, your journey to and from Japan is financially safeguarded by the following covers.

  • Cover for the loss of passport;
  • Cover for flight cancellation or delay;
  • Cover for the cancellation of hotel bookings, etc.

3. Medical Cover- To ensure that your journey is not marred by the financial ramifications of any accidents or illnesses, the Tata AIG Japan Travel Health Insurance Plan comprises a medical insurance cover. If you fall ill during the trip and are hospitalized , the cost of the treatment is covered by this plan.

This cover has recently been enhanced to include a COVID-19 cover, which provides you with medical insurance for the diagnosis and treatment for the coronavirus. In addition to this, our Travel Insurance Japan plan also has an in-built automatic extension of 60 days or date of discharge whichever is lesser in the event of you being hospitalised during the policy tenure.

4.Other benefits- Here are some of the other benefits of Tata AIG's travel insurance for Japan:

  • Travel Insurance for Japan available at a starting price of ₹40.82 per day*
  • Swift and seamless process for the purchase of our Japan Travel Insurance Plan on the Tata AIG website
  • No requirement for any medical check-up for the purchase of our Travel Insurance Japan Plan
  • The flexibility to pay your travel insurance premium in ₹ and get travel insurance coverage in $.

Japan Visa and Entry Information

Types of Visa for Japan

All Indian nationals travelling to Japan need to have a pre-approved visa for the country. It is important to ascertain the type of Japanese visa you are required to apply for. Here are the various types of visas for Japan that are available for Indian citizens.

1.Short-term Visa: If you are planning to visit Japan for a short period of time, then you must apply for a short-term visa to the country. This visa is valid for 90 days and is available for visits for the following purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Visiting friends or family
  • Business
  • Attendance in seminars or conferences

2.Student Tourist Visa: The Single-entry Short-stay visa for Indian students visiting Japan with the purpose of tourism has been designed to encourage the people-to-people exchange between India and Japan, particularly for young people. This visa has been available since February 2017.

3.Multiple-entry Short-term Visa: A multiple-entry Short-term visa for Japan enables you to visit the country for a short stay. The major difference between this type of visa for Japan and a short-term visa is that it allows you to enter Japan multiple times during the validity period of the visa whereas the latter allows only one-time entry into Japan. This is the ideal visa for you if you wish to visit Japan multiple times during a short period of time.

4.Long-term Visa: Indian nationals who wish to stay in Japan for a period exceeding 90 days must apply for a long-term visa to the country. This visa is issued for a long stay in Japan for one of the following purposes.

  • Paid Work
  • Studies
  • Research
  • Engineering assignment, etc.

5.Medical Visa: If you wish to visit Japan for medical treatment or medical check-ups, then you must apply for a Japan Medical Visa. This visa can have a validity period of up to 3 years and the actual validity period is determined on the basis of your medical condition and the estimated duration of the treatment. It is important to note that family members, as well as non-family members, can also be granted a medical visa with you as your 'Accompanying Person/s' during the trip.

6.Transit Visa: If you are passing through Japan one your travels from one country to another and wish to stay in the land of the rising sun for a few days, a Japan Transit Visa is the visa type you must apply for. This visa is issued only for visitors in transit through Japan and staying in the country for less than 15 days. The activities undertaken by a person holding a Japan Transit Visa must be restricted to leisure and sightseeing.

Process of Application For A Japanese Visa

Indian nationals who wish to travel to Japan must apply for the correct category of Japanese visas. Here is the process of application for a Japanese Visa.

1.Choose the type of visa you must apply for: The first step in the application process for a Japanese Visa is the determination of the type of visa you need to apply for. This decision depends upon your purpose of visiting the country as well as the intended duration of your stay there.

2.Ascertain the Consular District you fall under: Once you have selected the type of visa for Japan you must apply for, you need to check which Consular District you fall under. Here is a list of the respective jurisdictions of various Japanese Consular Districts for Indian citizens.

Consular District Jurisdiction
The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi
  • Andaman and Nicobar
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Lakshadweep
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura
  • Uttaranchal
  • Manipur
  • Uttar Pradesh
The Consulate General Of Japan, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Chattisgarh
  • Daman and Diu
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Madhya Pradesh
The Consulate General of Japan, Kolkata
  • West Bengal
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Odisha
The Consulate General of Japan, Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Kerala
  • Pondicherry

**3.Book your Visa Appointment**: After ascertaining which Consular District your state or Union Territory falls under, you must book a visa appointment with that embassy or consulate.

4.Pay Your Visa Fee: Once you have scheduled an appointment for your visa application, you need to pay the applicable visa fee for your visa for Japan. You can make this payment online or at the time of your visa appointment.

5.Attend Your Visa Application Appointment: The next step is to attend your visa appointment at the scheduled time and place. It is pivotal to carry all the necessary documents to this appointment.

6.Track Your Application: You can track the status of your visa application online. All you have to do is enter the reference number issued at the time of your visa appointment and your date of birth.

Note: The Embassy of Japan in India is located in New Delhi and the consulates are located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

Documents Required By Indian Nationals Applying For A Japanese Visa

Here are the documents required for Indian nationals applying for a visa to Japan.

1.A duly filled and signed visa application form
2.A valid passport
3.Recent passport-sized photographs
4.The itinerary of your flights to and from Japan
5.The proof of your intended accommodation in Japan
6.The proof of sufficient funds for the course of your stay in Japan
7.The proof of the purpose of your travel to Japan
8.A copy of the Letter of Invitation (if applicable)
9.A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (if applicable).

Fee for Japanese Visa

The fee for a visa for Japan depends on the type of visa you have selected. With effect from April 1, 2020, the visa fee for Indian nationals applying to various types of Japanese visas is as follows.

Type of Japanese Visa Visa Fee for Indian Nationals
Single-entry Short-term Visa ₹550
Multiple-entry Short-term Visa ₹550
Transit Visa ₹50
*Subject to change*

Entry Information For Indian Citizens Travelling to Japan

If you wish to travel to Japan, you must keep the following entry requirements in mind.

1.You have to carry a valid passport; 2.You must have a valid pre-approved visa for Japan; 3.You must carry several recent passport-sized photographs; 4.You ought to have a suitable Travel Insurance Japan plan; 5.You must have a document detailing your itinerary for your trip to Japan; 6.You are required to have proof of the accommodation you shall be staying at in Japan; 7.You need to have proof of having sufficient funds to cover the cost of your expenses during your trip to Japan; 8.You must have a Letter of Invitation (if required); 9.You must have a Certificate of Eligibility (if required).

COVID-19 Specific Entry Requirements: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese government has banned entry for all foreign nationals. This policy has been put into effect from November 30, 2021, following the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Travel Documents Required While Travelling From India to Japan

Indian nationals travelling to Japan must have the following documents with them.

1.A valid Indian passport; 2.A valid visa for Japan; 3.A valid Japan Travel Insurance Plan; 4.The proof of enough funds to finance your stay in Japan; 5.A copy of your itinerary in Japan; 6.Recent passport-sized photographs; 7.The proof of your accommodation in Japan; 8.Other documents as required for specific types of visas such as a Letter of Invitation and a Certificate of Eligibility.

Japan Travel: Safety and Precautionary Measures To Be Undertaken

If you are planning to travel to Japan, you must observe some safety and precautionary measures, some of which have been discussed below.

  • Keep your passport with you at all times.
  • Do not violate any of the laws of the land.
  • Ensure that your belongings are safe.
  • Do not travel to places you have not researched beforehand.
  • Refrain from going to places that are crowded.
  • Do not use private or suspicious means of transport.
  • Follow the news - local and international alike.
  • Keep the contact information of the Indian Embassy in Japan handy for emergencies.
  • Do not engage in any activity that violates the public decorum.
  • Be mindful of the validity period of your visa for Japan and do not overstay in the country.
  • Opt for the best travel insurance for Japan.

Covid-19 specific travel and safety guidelines

1.Always wear a mask in public places; 2.Practise social distancing at all times; 3.Adhere to all the rules of the local government with regard to COVID-19 related risks; 4.Observe yourself and self-isolate if you have any of the symptoms of the coronavirus; get the necessary tests done on a priority basis.

The Indian Embassy in Japan

The Indian Embassy in Japan is located at the following address in the capital city of Tokyo.

The Embassy of India, 2-2-11 Kudan-Minami,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. (102-0074)

Present Ambassador: Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma (amboffice.tokyo@mea.gov.in)

Contact details of the High Commission:

Website: The Embassy of India, Tokyo, Japan

Telephone number: +81 3 3262-2391 to 97

Fax number: +81 3 3234-4866

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

International Airports in Japan

There are five major international airports in Japan, namely:

1.The Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo
2.The Kansai International Airport, Osaka
3.Narita International Airport, Chiba
4.The Chubu Centrair International Airport, Aichi
5.The Osaka International Airport, Osaka

Currency and Foreign Exchange

The official currency of Japan is the Japanese Yen (¥). The exchange rate between the Japanese Yen and the Indian National Rupee (₹) keeps changing. Therefore, it is advisable to check the latest exchange rate before travelling to Japan.

Japan Tourist Places

With its roots deep into history and civilisation, Japan is renowned as much for its culture as for its technological prowess. The picturesque archipelago has no dearth of places to visit. From the majestic Mount Fuji to the beautiful city of Tokyo, Japan has a diverse variety of natural and man-made attractions, and here are a few of those.

1.Mount Fuji: Almost every postcard for Japan has the image of the iconic Mount Fuji on it, serving as both an invitation to the country and a reminder of its natural beauty. Standing tall at 3,776 metres, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain peak in Japan. Surrounded by the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the serene Mount Fuji-San is frequented by tourists from across the globe.

2.The Imperial Palace, Tokyo: Situated in the capital city of Tokyo, the Imperial Palace is a window into times long past. With the verdant gardens and the mysterious moats of the palace capable of transporting you centuries back, the palace is one of Japan's main tourist attractions. Whilst at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, you must visit the breathtaking Nijubashi Bridge.

3.Osaka Castle, Osaka: One of the places you must visit during your trip to Japan is the magnificent Osaka Castle. Built in the year 1586, the castle has always had political and cultural significance in Japan. A tour of the castle includes visits to the castle's main tower which boasts breathtaking views of the city of Osaka. If you are at Osaka Castle, you can also visit the nearby Hokoku Shrine.

4.The Japanese Alps: If you thought the Alps were only in Europe, think again. Japan has its own Alps in the island of Honshu. The Hida Mountains or the Japanese Alps are a set of mountains that are home to some of the country's highest peaks, including Hotaka and Yari. The Japanese Alps are a sight to behold and are great spots for mountain climbing and skiing.

5.The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A reminder in equal measure of the best angels and demons of humanity, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was built in memoriam of the people who lost their lives during the nuclear attack on the city in the first world war. The vast gardens of the memorial park are renowned for their cherry blossoms. The Peace Memorial Museum is also in the premises of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Best Time to Visit Japan

The best time to visit Japan is during the months of March to May when it is spring in the archipelago and the temperatures hover between 3 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius. The fall months of September to November are also a good time to visit Japan. With temperatures ranging between 1 degree Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius during this season, the weather in the country is pleasant and good for tourism.

If you wish to visit Japan during a season that witnesses minimal tourist footfall, then the summer months of June to August are the ideal time for your trip to the country. It is advisable to carry out a sufficient amount of research to shortlist the cities and places you want to visit during your travels to Japan so as to be able to decide the best time to visit in a more informed manner.

To Sum It Up

While making your plans to travel to Japan, you must make selecting the best travel insurance for Japan your priority. With Tata AIG's Travel Insurance Japan plan, you can get sufficient coverage at a feasible price. You can purchase our Japan Travel Insurance Plan at our website by following a few quick steps. Safe travels!

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Frequently Asked Question

How can I get a travel insurance Japan plan?

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You can buy a TATA AIG travel insurance plan for Japan by visiting our website and navigating to the page for international travel insurance. Then, you must submit the required personal information and choose the type of coverage you want in your travel insurance policy.

It is important to note here that you can add some additional covers to your Japan Travel Insurance Plan, for instance, a Medical Cover and a Baggage Cover. Once you have selected the plan and included the required travel insurance add-ons, you can complete the purchase process by making the payment online. Your Travel Insurance Japan Plan shall be instantly delivered to your email inbox.

How much should I pay for a Japan Travel Insurance plan?

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The amount you need to pay as the premium for your Japan Travel Insurance Plan shall depend upon the following factors:

1.The selected sum insured 2.The number of people to be covered by the plan 3.The duration of your trip to Japan

It is advisable to have an adequate sum insured for your Travel Insurance Japan plan, particularly if you are travelling to the archipelago with your family. A travel insurance plan with sufficient coverage can help you ensure the financial protection of your family during the trip. The Tata AIG Travel Insurance Japan plan is available for as low as ₹40.82 per day*, thereby making travel insurance affordable.

Is it mandatory to buy a Travel Medical Insurance Japan plan?

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Yes, it is mandatory for every individual travelling to Japan to have a valid travel medical insurance plan. You can check out the Tata AIG Travel Insurance for Japan plan that offers substantial coverage against a wide gamut of travel-related risks. To check the other travel insurance plans offered by Tata AIG, you can visit our official website.


Disclaimer:

All the information mentioned above is well-researched and sourced from reliable sources. Since this information is subject to change, it is advisable to check the latest travel guidelines and other location-specific information before planning a trip to any location.

Subject to change based on the nature and extent of the coverage.

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