Japan COVID-19 Travel Ban

Due to the coronavirus, tourists will be denied entry into Japan.

Update October 15

  • Currently, all foreign nationalities are denied entry into Japan as tourists. Media outlets have reported that the ban could be lifted in spring, but nothing specific has been decided as of yet.
  • In November, Japan will remove the ban on overseas travel to 12 Asia-Pacific countries, including China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Travelers are still asked to refrain from “unnecessary and non-urgent visits.”
  • In 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.
  • For more information visit the official announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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