There has been a lot of speculation over the last many months as to whether there would even be a Tokyo Olympics this summer. I, for one, figured that there would but that they would restrict the amount of spectators that would be in attendance. Well, now officials have spoken and this is what is happening.
The Tokyo Olympics Will Not Have Foreign Spectators
Those who have qualified to participate in the Tokyo Olympics will be welcome (and this is the guide for those entering Japan for the Olympics) but no overseas (in other words, foreigners) spectators will be allowed to attend.
Not only that, but the opening ceremony, often one of the hottest and most watched events of the Olympic period, will also be held without spectators.
This information is via the Kyodo news agency who had referenced word from the officials. In April, the Japanese committee will decide on the number of people that will be allowed into the venues. This decision to not allow foreigners to visit Japan for the Olympics is something that was overwhelmingly something that the Japanese people desired, with a survey saying 77% were against foreign spectators being allowed to attend.