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Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Measures by the Government

 

Last updated: November 7, 2022

 

 

Table of Contents

Measures by the Government of Japan

1. Areas subjected to entry ban

2. Denial of the re-entry from designated countries/regions in response to COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures

3. Quarantine measures

4. Suspension of visa validity

5. Suspension of visa exemption measures

6. Restrictions on airports/ports for arrival

7. Visit Japan Web

 

All coronavirus-related information on this website is gathered from the government ministries and authorities responsible for handling COVID-19 restrictions and measures. Due to the regularly changing situation and the constant updating of information, it is essential that you always check for updates and follow the latest guidance from the relevant ministries and official bodies.

 

 

 

Measures by the Government of Japan

 

Information about entry into Japan

New entry of foreign nationals

Regarding new entry of foreign nationals into Japan, prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up Systems (ERFS) is no longer required. And the measure to limit the entry of foreign tourists to those on package tours was lifted.
In addition, visa exemption arrangements have been resumed. Please refer to 5. Suspension of visa exemption measures for more details.
Furthermore, suspension of visa validity under the border measures was also lifted on October 11, 2022. Please refer to 4. Suspension of visa validity below for further information.

 

Quarantine measures

For all cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant becomes dominant (all countries/regions except for those where COVID-19 variants other than the Omicron variant become dominant), on-arrival test at the quarantine station, self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations, and refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required in principle. However, all returnees and entrants are required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO)  or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/region .

For FAQ about Quarantine measures, please refer to the following page.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html 

 

1. Areas subjected to entry ban

There are no countries/regions subjected to the entry ban after September 4, 2022.

For details, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section1

 

 

2. Denial of the re-entry from designated countries/regions in response to COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures

Currently, there are no countries/regions subjected to the measure.

For details, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section2

 

 

3. Quarantine measures

From October 11, 2022, for all cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant becomes dominant (all countries/regions except for those where COVID-19 variants other than the Omicron variant become dominant), self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations and refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required in principle.

On arrival COVID-19 testing is no longer required unless entrants or returnees are suspected of having COVID-19.

However, all returnees and entrants are required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO) or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/region .

 

For the latest information, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section3 

 

 

4. Suspension of visa validity

Single entry visa and multiple entry visa issued by Embassies, Consulate-Generals, and Consulates of Japan in all countries/regions whose validity had been temporary suspended resumed on October 11, 2022.

 

Validity of visas issued under “Business Track” / “Residence Track” or “New border measures (4)” is suspended for the time being.

 

For details, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section7 

 

 

5. Suspension of visa exemption measures

The visa exemption arrangements have been resumed since October 11, 2022.

For countries/regions applicable to the visa exemption arrangements, please visit the link below:

 

The effect of Pre-Clearances (i.e. visa exemptions) granted by the Japanese Government to APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) issued by the following countries/regions has been also resumed since October 11, 2022.

Asia Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam
Oceania Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Latin America and the Caribbean Chile, Mexico, Peru
Europe Russia

 

For details, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section8

 

 

6. Restrictions on airports/ports for arrival

Airports/ports that currently suspend international flights/cruises will resume international flights/cruises in response to upcoming flight/cruise plans as soon as a port-by-port basis preparations in cooperation with local governments are completed.

For details, please check the following page.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section9

 

 

7. Visit Japan Web

Visit Japan Web is a convenient way to register information for quarantine, immigration and customs procedures before you enter Japan. After the registration, QR codes are generated.

 

Visit Japan Web (Digital Agency) 

For entering Japan (PDF / Digital Agency) 

 

 

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