Japan COVID-19 Travel Bans

Due to the coronavirus, visitors from these countries and territories will be denied entry into Japan.

Update September 7

Starting from September, Japan eased restrictions banning foreign residents with permanent status from re-entry into the country. Japanese citizens and foreign residents will be required to undergo coronavirus testing upon entry and observe a 14-day quarantine period. Additionally, foreign residents will also be required to submit proof they were tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their flight to Japan.

Permanent residents who are leaving Japan will no longer require special circumstances to be granted permission to re-enter the country. However, they will need to contact the Immigration Services Agency before their departure. 

As of September 7, tourists who have stayed in any of the countries and regions below within 14 days prior to landing in Japan will be denied entry into the country. For more information visit the official announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

North America

  • The United States
  • Canada

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Argentina
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts
  • Nevis
  • Uruguay

Europe

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Middle East

  • ¬†Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

Africa

  • Cabo Verde
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Africa

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