Traveling to Japan? How to book your approved quarantine hotel?

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Japan AQ leverages advanced Agoda technology to improve accessibility and make it more efficient for travelers looking to book accommodation for their return travel quarantine needs.

Now returnees and essential on-arrival travelers can search real-time availability, room type and rates at 112 hotels on a dedicated landing page, choosing specific hotel rooms that meet their needs , whether they are connecting rooms or suites or a branded hotel. Japan is the sixth market to launch a QA program (formerly known as Alternative State Quarantine ASQ), reaching more than 1,700 government-approved hotels around the world in places such as Hong Kong, Thailand, the ‘Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines, with more to come.

“An estimated 1.36 million Japanese citizens live abroad and have not been able to freely return home for almost two years, but with the launch of Japan AQ, they will have the freedom to choose which hotel to stay in. for their quarantine, making the decision to travel. Easier. Uncertainty around border restrictions is likely to persist for some time as governments craft safe measures to help citizens and possibly tourists return to Japan. It’s no longer an easy option to get on a plane without having to consider vaccine, quarantine, or testing requirements, but we hope that giving travelers the choice of easily finding and booking where to stay will make the as smooth and hassle-free travel as possible for consumers around the world, ”said Hiroto Ooka, associate vice president, North Asia, Partner Services.

Japanese travelers will gain the flexibility and autonomy to choose their preferred quarantine accommodation, whether they are looking for a suite, a room with a balcony, or adjoining rooms, at Agoda’s great rates. Currently available on desktop, the product is expected to launch on mobile and app, with a dedicated microsite, badge system for property listings, easy search filter options, banners, pop-ups and more in the weeks. future.

Agoda is the first digital travel platform in Asia to digitize quarantined hotel bookings with the aim of relaunching safe international travel. With different and evolving quarantine requirements in the markets, Agoda’s technological expertise and speed allow the platform to adapt nimbly to these changes.

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