Can I Travel to Japan Now?
Yes! All travelers can enter Japan.
You don’t have to be accompanied by a tour guide. You don’t have to plan your trip through a Japanese travel agency. And, you don’t need to apply for a visa before your trip.
Will I Have to Be Vaccinated to Enter Japan?
No. You don’t need to show proof of being vaccinated.
Do I Have to Take a PCR Test Before Arrival?
No. You don’t have to take a PCR test before your trip.
Will I Have to Quarantine?
No. There is no quarantine or testing on arrival.
Do I Need a Visa?
No. Travelers from 68 countries can enter visa-free, the same as before the pandemic. Check here to see if your country is on the list.
Is There Anything Else?
To expedite Immigration and Customs in Japan, it is recommended to register for an account on Visit Japan Web before your trip. After you complete the Immigration and Customs forms, you’ll receive QR codes that you can scan from your phone when you land in Japan. This replaces the paper forms.
Will I Have to Wear a Mask?
On March 13, the government eased its mask-wearing recommendations. You no longer need to wear a mask, except on crowded trains during rush hour and at businesses requiring masks.
Preschool children don’t need to wear a mask. See details here.
Keep in mind that the majority of people in Japan still wear a mask at all times, even outdoors. When traveling in Japan, try to keep your voice down (especially when you take your mask off) and use the provided hand sanitizer before entering shops and restaurants.
What is the Vaccination Rate in Japan?
Over 80% of the population in Japan received two shots and around 60% received a third shot.
What Happens if my Tour is Canceled?
If, for some reason, we have to cancel your tour, then you will have the option to transfer your travel dates or receive a full refund.
As always, we strongly recommend that you get travel insurance in case you need to cancel for personal reasons.
Top Photo credit: ©Prime Minister’s Office of Japan