Open with restrictions

Japan Travel Restrictions

82.02% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 81.90% last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Japan.

Japan entry details and exceptions

As emergency precautionary measure from a preventive perspective, new entry of foreign nationals is suspended for the time being. Foreign nationals who are entitled to enter Japan as those with special exceptional circumstances are required to apply for an appropriate visa at Embassies or Consulates or Consular Office of Japan in their respective country/region.

Entry Restriction does not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses, or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents.

For more details, you may visit the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs websites.


Outgoing travel to JapanTraveling from the United States to Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Japan.

Details and exceptions
All permitted travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative covid test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country or region of travel origin. The test must be presented in the valid certificate format and must comply with very strict requirements.
Travelers are also subject to another COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Japan.

Details and exceptions
Permitted travelers, including Japanese nationals, are required to self-quarantine for 7 days in own residence or other place of accommodation. This may be shortened to 3 days if traveler provides a negative COVID-19 test result performed on the 3rd day of arrival in Japan. Booster-vaccinated travelers are NOT required any self-quarantine.
Travelers arriving from designated countries or regions may be subject to 3 days quarantine at facilities designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station while booster-vaccinated travelers can do the 7-days self-quarantine at home. Those who obtain a negative COVID-19 test result performed on the 3rd day of arrival, may end quarantine early.
Documents
A document to get commitment on taking necessary measures to ensure that quarantine and other necessary health measures are properly observed
Fill out the quarantine questionnaire and save the issued QR code.
All those who enter, re-enter or return to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are requested to submit a certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.
Emergency and Contact Tracing Apps

Return travelReturning to the United States from Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Japan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Japan are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Japan

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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