Agoda launches digital quarantine packages in Japan

Thursday, Dec 29, 2022 0

Asia-based OTA Agoda has launched Japan Alternative Quarantine (Japan AQ) packages for Japanese citizens returning home from ‘high-risk’ countries.

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

Repatriates and essential in-bound travellers are able to search availability, room type, and pricing in real-time from 112 hotels on a dedicated landing page at

Japan is the sixth market to launch an AQ program, joining over 1,700 government-approved hotels worldwide in locations such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines.

"An estimated 1.36 million Japanese citizens live abroad and have been unable to freely come 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," said Hiroto Ooka, Associate Vice President, North Asia, Partner Services.

Japanese travellers will gain greater autonomy to pick their preferred quarantine accommodation whether looking for a suite, room with a balcony or interconnecting rooms.

Agoda is the first platform in Asia to digitise quarantine hotel bookings.

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