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Entry requirements to Japan

The Japanese authorities have introduced new requirements for passengers arriving in the country as of 19 March 2020. Kindly see more about these requirements and related links to acquire more information.

First published on 26 June 2020

  • For example, as an EU national, including children and spouses of Japanese nationals, you are required to obtain a visa prior to travel to Japan, unless you hold a permanent resident card or are a long-term resident with a re-entry permit. Visas issued before 20 March 2020 are no longer valid.
  • Upon arrival in Japan, you will be tested for COVID-19 and will be held in a designated area, at your own expense, until the test result is received. This is normally a one-night stay.
  • In addition, you will be requested to stay at a location designated by the Quarantine Station Chief for 14 days, again at your own expense, and to refrain from using public transportation. Japanese nationals and residents may self-quarantine at home.

Residents of Japan who have left Japan before 31 August 2020 with a re-entry permit can return to Japan, provided that they hold the following: 

  • A Letter of Confirmation allowing the re-entry into Japan  
  • A medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result (by nasopharyngeal swab or saliva test) issued the earliest 72 hours before the flight.   

Residents of Japan who leave Japan on or after 1 September 2020 with a re-entry permit can return to Japan, must hold the following:  

  • A receipt that they have requested re-entry (issued by the Japanese immigration upon exiting Japan) 
  • A medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result (by nasopharyngeal swab or saliva test) issued the earliest 72 hours before the flight.  

Holders of valid Japanese visas, issued at an embassy or consulate abroad, are allowed entry to Japan, provided they hold the following: 

  • A medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result (by nasopharyngeal swab or saliva test) issued the earliest 72 hours before the flight.  
  • You must show the medical certificate to the airline agent before being accepted on the flight. 

If your travel plans change due to the travel restrictions, please check your options here. 

Please note:

Entry restrictions might be subject to change on short notice. All customers are responsible for ensuring that they are allowed entry into the country they are travelling from, to or are in transit through.

Latest entry restrictions can be found via the IATA website and appropriate consulate or embassy.