Note

【Important】

Please be sure to check the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website, " Latest Information on Border Measures" before departure.

The information on this page may not always be up to date.

Information about entering into Japan

Quarantine measures : Change of self-quarantine period after entry into Japan

From January 15, 2022, self-quarantine period after their entry into Japan is changed.

All cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the Omicron variant

becomes dominant are required to self-quarantine in places such as their own residence

or accommodations after their entry into Japan, to follow-up checks and to refrain from using public transportation for 10 days.

New entry of foreign nationals

As emergency precautionary measure from a preventive perspective, new entry of

foreign nationals is suspended for the time being.

Suspension of visa validity

From December 2, 2021, as emergency precautionary measure from a preventive perspective against coronavirus variant Omicron, validity of visas already issued by December 2, 2021 are suspended except for those issued for the holders of status of residence as Spouse or Child of a Japanese National, Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident or Diplomat for the time being.

Countries/regions where the Omicron variant becomes dominant

Arriving from the following target countries will need to wait for 10 days
at the accommodations secured by the quarantine station.

<Target countries> Angola, Eswatini, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana

Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Resoto

                          (Started at midnight on January 15, 2022)

Arriving from the following target countries will need to wait for 6 days
at the accommodations secured by the quarantine station.

<Target countries>Italy, UK, Netherlands, South Korea, Kenya, Sweden, Tanzania, Denmark

 Germany, Nigeria, Norway, France, USA (Illinois, California, Texas, New York, Hawaii

Florida, Massachusetts), Portugal

 (Started at midnight on January 15, 2022)

Arriving from the following target countries will need to wait for 3 days
at the accommodations secured by the quarantine station.

<Target countries>Iceland, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Israel, All over India, Ecuador

Egypt, Estonia, All over Australia, Austria, Qatar, Ghana, all over Canada, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia

Colombia, Sierra Leone, Georgia, Switzerland, Spain , Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Tunisia

Chile, Trinidad Tobago, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Hungary, Fiji, Philippines, Finland

Brazil (Santa Catalina, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro) , French Reunion Island

All over the United States (excluding the states above), Peru, Belgium, Poland, Malta, Mexico, Maldives

 Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Lebanon, All over Russia

(Started at midnight on January 21, 2022)

​Countries/regions where other variant becomes dominant

Arriving from the following target countries will need self-quarantine in places such as

their own residence or accommodations after their entry into Japan for 14 days.

<Target countries> None

(January 15, 2022)

Submission of inspection certificate

Regardless of nationality, when entering Japan, it is necessary to submit a [certificate of inspection within 72 hours before departure].

* If you are ABLE to submit the certificate *

1. Even if the test is negative at the airport, you will be on standby at the accommodation facility designated by the quarantine station after entering Japan.
2. If you undergo a re-examination on the 3rd day after entering Japan (not including the date of entry) and a negative result is obtained, you will be transferred to your own quarantine destination (our accommodation in this case).

* If you are UNABLE to submit the certificate *

After entering Japan, you will have to wait at an accommodation facility designated by the quarantine station for re-examination.

If you are tested negatively on the 3rd day after entering Japan and on the 6th day after entering Japan, you will be transferred to the voluntary quarantine destination.

Documents and preparations required at the time of entry

In addition to the above inspection certificate, the following items are required.

Please see the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website for details.

Submission of pledge

・ 14 days waiting, non-use of public transportation, health follow-up,

・ It is necessary to submit a written pledge to respond to requests for storage / presentation of location information.

Apps required for entry

・ Installation of 4 apps is required to ensure quarantine after entry.

・ If you do not have a smartphone that can be used in Japan, you will need to rent it at your own expense.

Submission of questionnaire

・ Check contact information such as e-mail address and phone number at the time of quarantine.

・ Create on the Web and present it to the quarantine officer with a QR code

Our response

Border measures are subject to change each time.

Please be sure to check for yourself before returning or entering Japan.

・ After checking on this page, please be sure to check on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare by yourself.

・ New measures not listed on this page are expected to be added in the future. We are not responsible for any information on this page that is different from the latest information when you return to Japan.