Japan is finally opening up to travelers and tourists again!

1. New Border Measures from October 11, 2022

From October 11, 2022, except for returnees and entrants with symptoms of suspected COVID-19 infection, on-arrival test at the quarantine station, self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations, and refraining from the use of public transportation will no longer be required. On the other hand, all returnees and entrants will be are required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses of vaccines prescribed on the Emergency Use List of the World Health Organization (WHO), or a certificate of the negative test result of pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the original country/region. This measure will be applied from 0:00 AM (JST) on October 11, 2022.
For further details of current border measures, please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) websiteOpen a New Window .

2. Current border measures until October 10, 2022

Based on scientific knowledge on the Omicron variant, infection situations in other countries/regions, risk assessments on inflow of the variant into Japan, efficacy of vaccines etc, taking into full account of risks of inflow of the variant from other countries/regions, following measures will be implemented in accordance with separate designations under this Measures. For further details of current border measures, please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) websiteOpen a New Window.

(Note) From 0:00 AM (JST) on September 7, 2022, all cross-border travelers and returnees with a valid vaccination certificate of COVID-19 are no longer required to submit the certificate of negative test result of pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure from the original country/region.

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3. Contact Information for Inquiries

  • For procedures upon arrival at the airport and the status of residence:
    Contact: Adjudication Division, Immigration Service Agency of Japan
    TEL (Main): 03-3580-4111 (Ex. 4446, 4447)
  • For procedures for Visa application for entry into Japan and details for Residence Track/ Business Track already in operation with each country/region
    Contact: MOFA visa information service in Foreign Residents Support Center (Inquiries on visa)
    TEL: 0570-011000 (Navigation Dial: Press [2] for English language). For certain type of internet protocol phone, please call 03-5363-3013.
    JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE(PDF)Open a New Window (Inquiries about visa application in different countries and regions)
    Contact: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, First Southeast Asia Division (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar)
    TEL (Main): 03-3580-3311 (Ex. 5548)
    Contact: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Southeast Asia Division (Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei)
    TEL (Main): 03-3580-3311 (Ex. 5845)
    Contact: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, First China and Mongolia Division (China, Taiwan)
    TEL (Main): 03-3580-3311 (Ex. 3915, 3902)
    Contact:Ministry of Foreign Affairs, First Northeast Asia Division (Republic of Korea)
    TEL (Main): 03-3580-3311(Ex. 4611)
  • For general inquiries about border measures for entry into Japan, please contact the following numbers
    Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Call Center
    Open 9 AM to 9 PM, every day including weweekendsnd holidays.
    TEL: 0120-248-668 (Japanese only)
    TEL: 050-1751-2158 (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
    TEL: 050-1741-8558 (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
  • For inquiries about other quarantine measures such as testing at the airport etc., please contact:
    Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau, Quarantine Affairs Division
    TEL (Main):03-5253-1111(Ex. 2468)
  • For inquiries about “Technical Intern Training”, please refer to “FAQs on Technical Intern Trainees entering Japan using the Residence Track (PDF)Open a New Window” (available only in Japanese) on the official web pageOpen a New Window of the Organization for Technical Intern Training
  • For inquiries by companies/entities willing to receive travelers under this framework(except for detailed information on quarantine measures, procedures for each framework, Technical Intern Training program and Specified Skilled Worker program):
    Contact: International Movement of People Team, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    TEL: 03-3501-1071 (Working hours: 9:30-18:15)
  • For inquiries regarding flight information;
    Contact: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Civil Aviation Bureau, Director for Crisis Management Office
    TEL: 03-5253-8700


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@Maria Yes, it took a while for Japan to open after covid but now its finally time!
Well there are many places that have nice Nature maybe check out Kumano kodo it has a beautiful waterfall and shrines. Also Shikoku which is rarely visited by non-Japanese has a lot of beautiful nature with the cleanest river from all of Japan close to kochi.

Alexander Riedel

That is so cool it took so long for Japan to open again…
I am not sure where to go yet do you have any suggestions I want to see something different than the last visits I went to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto before.
I would like to see some more of the Beautiful nature I saw from the Shinkansen.

Maria C.

Endlich wird das reisen nach Japan wieder möglich sein!
Ich hatte einen Urlaub in Kansai Osaka, Kyoto, Nara geplant aber es wurde abgesagt…
Jetzt kann ich endlich diesen Urlaub nachholen! :D

Andreas F.

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