Tokyo Olympics Organizers to Start Giving Ticket Refunds — Here’s the Catch

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers have officially reversed their “no refund” policy amid the uncertainty of travel due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

Officials announced that they will start issuing refunds for tickets purchased in Japan starting November 10 for those who aren’t sure will be able to attend on the rescheduled dates. “The tickets that have already been purchased will be valid for the same session on the new date. For those unable to attend the session on the new date, we will provide a refund for the tickets,” said Hidenori Suzuki, Tokyo 2020’s marketing director.

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held on July 23, 2021.

Refunds for tickets bought outside Japan, however, will be subject to guidelines set by the respective country’s authorized ticket sellers. You can only apply for refunds for the Olympics from November 10 to 30, and for the Paralympics from December 1 to 21.

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