Visa and Travel

Information on Visa and Travel

In general, travellers who wish to enter Japan are required to obtain a visa from the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. To apply for a visa, a foreigner must possess a passport or travel document which will remain valid during the period of stay.  In addition, travellers have to obtain a visa in advance to enter Japan. The applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit.  For more information on types of visas and general requirements for each type of visa, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Information on COVID-19 Travel Measures

To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan, border enforcement measures have been implemented by the Government of Japan:

  1. Permitted entry of foreign nationals

    Foreign nationals from a specified number of countries are denied permission to enter Japan for the time being unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    For the latest information on this list, please click here.

  2. Permitted re-entry of foreign nationals with status of residence

    The re-entry into Japan of foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in certain countries/regions designated in response to coronavirus variants of special concern on border measures within 14 days prior to the application for landing will be denied for the time being unless there are special exceptional circumstances.

    For the latest information on this list, please click here.

  3. Quarantine measures

    The current quarantine measures are strengthened and will remain in place until further notice.

    For the latest quarantine measures in place, please click here.

  4. Suspension of visa exemption measures

    Visa exemption measures with a specified list of countries and regions are temporarily suspended. Those who fall under the this specified list are required to obtain visas before visiting Japan.

    For the latest information on this list, please click here.

For more information, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan or you may contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan.

Web Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Information accurate as of Friday, 3rd September 2021.