Resumption of tourism in Japan : What You Need to Know !

  • Published on : 16/05/2023
  • by : Japan Experience
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Japan is finally reopening its borders to the world

This is it! Japan has finally relaxed all restrictions for travelers since the 11st of October. 

Entry conditions, visas, COVID-19 tests, vaccines... Japan Experience details everything that you need to know about travel requirements in Japan.

Article updated on May 16, 2023


Here is a summary of the current measures : 



  • Japan restores visa-free travel post-pandemic for short-stay visitors from United States, Canada, Australia and UK.


  • A negative PCR test result less than 72 hours before the flight is no longer required for travelers, regardless of vaccination status.


  • The vaccination certificate is no longer required.


  • Travelers are invited to fill in the information requested by the Japanese authorities on Visit Japan Web prior entering Japan in order to facilitate controls upon arrival on the territory. 
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Due to the evolution of the global health crisis, the measures taken by each country have undergone significant changes since 2020, and are likely to change again. 


For cross-border and international travel, we invite you to follow the official recommendations of the governments of the countries where you live and where you wish to go.


It is recommended to take out travel insurance for your trip to Japan. Medical expenses can be high if you become sick or injured and need to visit a hospital while in Japan. It is important to check the policies including Covid-19 coverage.


In case of emergency, the JNTO has created a dedicated page on the health & safety for travelers in Japan: find the medical institutions suited to your needs and information about insurance companies available to visitors: visit here!


We advise seniors and people with chronic illnesses, who may be at a greater risk of catching Covid-19, to consult a health professional before traveling.

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