Japan reopens the border

New Border Control Measures

from October 11, 2022

Updated on January 16th, 2023

Almost all travel restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted.

Visa exemption measures are resumed

*List of countries/regions for visa exemption as of Sep. 30, 2022 >> https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html

All travelers are only required to show COVID-19 vaccination certificate* or COVID-19 negative test result*

*A valid COVID-19 Vaccination certificates of three doses of vaccines prescribed on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO)

*Pre-departure COVID-19 test must be conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the original country/region.

Please visit https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html for more details.

Please contact Japan Embassy in your home country if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for travelers and returnees from China

(except Hong Kong).

The provisional measures from December 30, 2022

Please note that following provisional measures are currently effective for travelers and returnees from China (except Hong Kong).

  • (1) On-arrival test at the quarantine station is required from 0:00 AM (JST) on December 30, 2022
    • (i) All travelers and returnees who have stayed in China (except Hong Kong and Macau) within 7 days prior to the entry are required to take on-arrival test (quantitative antigen test or PCR test) at the quarantine station upon arrival.

    • (ii) All travelers and returnees coming from China (except Hong Kong) by direct flight are required to take on-arrival test (quantitative antigen test or PCR test) at the quarantine station upon arrival.
  • (2) A certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure is required from 0:00 AM (JST) on January 8, 2023.
    All travelers and returnees coming from China (except Hong Kong) by direct flight are required to submit a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure, regardless of whether they have a valid vaccination certificate.
     

(Note) From 0:00 AM (JST) on January 12, 2023, all travelers and returnees coming from Macau by direct flight are required to take on-arrival test at the quarantine station upon arrival and to submit a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.

Register for "Visit Japan Web" before your entry

“Visit Japan Web” is a web service that people entering/returning to Japan can use easier procedures for Immigration, Customs and Quarantine.
Fast Track is a way to handle quarantine procedures from Visit Japan Web. If you use Fast Track, the verification procedures for your questionnaire responses and COVID test certificate or vaccination certificate can be handled before you enter Japan.

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