About the entry restrictions

1. About entry restrictions for Non-Japanese citizens
From July 1st 2020, at 0:00 a.m.(JST), the non-Japanese citizens who meet one of the following are not permitted to enter Japan for the time being unless there are exceptional circumstances.

  • 1. Non-Japanese citizens who have Chinese passports issued by Hubei or Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China.
    2. Non-Japanese citizens who have stayed in the areas in Table within 14 days prior their arrival in Japan.

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Table : Countries with entry restrictions
Country or Region name
Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Argentina, Albania, Armenia, Antigua/Barbuda, Andorra, Israel, Italy, Iraq, Iran, India, Indonesia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan,Uruguay, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Australia, Austria, Oman, Netherlands, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Ghana, Cape Verde, Gabon, Cameroon, South Korea, Gambia, North Macedonia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cyprus, Cuba, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, Kuwait, Granada, Croatia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Kosovo, The Comoros, Columbia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Jamaica, Georgia, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Sweden, Sudan, Spain, Suriname, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Serbia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Somalia, Thailand, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Central Africa, China, Tunisia, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Nigeria, Namibia, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Norway, Nepal, Haiti, Pakistan, Vatican, Panama, Bahamas, Paraguay, Palestine, Bahrain, Barbados, Hungary, Bangladesh, Philippines, Finland, Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Brunei, Bhutan, USA, Vietnam, Venezuela, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Poland, Bolivia, Portugal, Honduras, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Malaysia, South Africa, South Sudan, Mexico, Monaco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Maldives, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Libya, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Luxembourg, Rwanda, Romania, Lesotho, Lebanon, Russia

In case of non-Japanese residents of Japan
On 28th August 2020, the Government of Japan announced its decision that all foreign nationals with the status of residence who have left and will leave Japan before 31st August 2020 with a valid re-entry permit, are now eligible to re-enter Japan from 1st September 2020.
As for the foreign nationals with the status of residence currently residing in Japan and will depart from Japan on and after 1st September, please refer to Ministry of Foreign Affairs website of Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more details.


Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel
The Government of Japan has allowed the resumption of travel between Japan and the following countries/regions whith the requirement of a 14-days quarantine at home or another designated area.


Countries/Regions
  • Thailand (from July 29)
  • Vietnam (from July 29)
  • Malaysia (from September 8)
  • Cambodia (from September 8)
  • Laos (from September 8)
  • Myanmar (from September 8)
  • Taiwan (from September 8)

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2. Post-entry quarantine

1. All passengers arriving from the countries and regions listed in the table above within 14 days prior to their application for landing into Japan are subject to PCR tests.
2. All passengers arriving from all regions are required to wait 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief and to refrain from using public transportation for the time being.

Please visit the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website for more information

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3. Regarding departures from Japan

Some countries have established entry restrictions to Japan and travelers from Japan. When considering travel to these countries, be sure to check the latest information, such as the websites of the authorities of each country, and their embassy in Tokyo.

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4. Related links

Japanese Goverment Offical websites:
・Ministry of Foreign Affairs' information on entry restrictions and visa validities.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's information on quarantine policy and general COVID19 status.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare