【Tokyo】Latest Information on Entering Japan for foreigners

Vaccinations are being promoted worldwide, and entry into Japan is being eased, so here is some information for foreigners entering Japan as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approach. We will also give you information on Covid 19 in Tokyo as of July. Tokyo is completely safe and there are no inconveniences.

Latest information on Japan Covid 19 as of July 11

■Latest information on Japan Covid 19 as of July 11
Number of newly infected people2,457 / Day
Number of inoculations per day(1st 463,490 / 2nd 406,323)
■Latest information on world Covid 19 as of July 11
Number of newly infected people32,318 / Day
*As of July 9, WHO release, Johns Hopkins CSSE

Japan is one of the countries and regions in the world with the lowest number of new infections. For example, Thailand has had over 9,000 outbreaks, and the United Kingdom, which has abolished restrictions, has had over 10,000.

A state of emergency will be declared starting July 12, which is quite different from the lockdown/martial law that we had in the US and Europe. There will be no restrictions on going out and no fines will be issued.

■Major requests for the declaration of a state of emergency

Note: The declaration of a state of emergency in Japan is not a restriction or command, but a request. And there are no penalties.

Public transportationas usual
Eating and Drinking・Request restaurants that serve alcohol to close.
・Request for closure after 8 p.m.
EventA maximum of 5,000 people and a capacity ratio of 50% or less
Egress restrictions・Request to refrain from going out unnecessarily
・Request to refrain from travel and business trips

Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

1. Denial of permission to entry

Foreigners who have stayed in the following countries/regions within 14 days prior to landing in Japan will be denied landing unless there are “special circumstances”. However, if you arrive in Japan from an area that is not a denied landing zone, after passing through the following denied landing zone for refueling or transit purposes (except when entering Japan at a transit point), you will not be considered to have a history of stay in the denied landing zone.

AreaCountry / Region
AsiaBangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste
North AmericaCanada, United States of America
Latin America and the CaribbeanArgentine, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
EuropeAlbania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, 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, Uzbekistan, Vatican
Middle EastAfghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
AfricaAlgeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
2. Prohibit re-entry from “countries or regions of particular concern where mutant strains are occurring.
Restricted countries as of June 28Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives
3. PCR test and isolation request

All entrants (including Japanese nationals) are required to submit an inspection certificate within 72 hours prior to departure. Those who are unable to submit the inspection certificate will not be allowed to enter the country. Furthermore, entrants (including Japanese nationals) are required to undergo an inspection at the time of entry, wait at a place designated by the quarantine station chief (home, etc.) for 14 days, and not use public transportation in Japan.

In addition, individual measures have been requested for people from the following countries and regions.

GroupContentsCountry / Region
A・Wait for 10 days at a designated place.
・Another inspection on the 3rd, 6th and 10th day after entry
・Standby at home for up to 14 days after entry
Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia
B・Wait for 6 days at a designated place.
・Another inspection on the 3rd, 6th day after entry
・Standby at home for up to 14 days after entry
Uganda, UK, Bangladesh, Malaysia, UAE
C・Wait for 3 days at a designated place.
・Another inspection on the 3rd day after entry
・Standby at home for up to 14 days after entry
Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Sweden, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Denmark, Philippines, Brazil, United States (Idaho, Arkansas, Arizona, Oregon, Kentucky, Colorado, Nevada, Mississippi USA (Idaho, Arkansas, Arizona, Oregon, Kentucky, Colorado, Nevada, Mississippi, Montana, Louisiana, Washington), Vietnam, Peru, Belgium, Portugal, South Africa, Jordan, Latvia, Russia (Moscow, Moscow Oblast, St. Petersburg), Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Egypt, Cuba, Colombia, Suriname, Seychelles, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Paraguay, Fiji, United States (New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela, Belarus, Bolivia, Libya, Russia (Karelia Republic, Saratov Oblast, Nizhegorod Oblast)

Note: For more information and visa-related details, please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here. There are also daily updates, so it is recommended that you check with your embassy or consulate’s website or a travel agency before entering Japan.


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