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  • MasksRecommended
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine14 days in designated location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 13, 2021
Reviewed: October 15, 2021
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While Japan is recovering from the outbreak, businesses and services are starting to re-open, yet international borders remain closed for travelers.

Can I travel to Japan?

  • Japan's borders are closed for most travelers.
  • Exceptions may be made in specific cases, after applying in advance.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Japan?

  • Arrivals to Japan from medium-risk countries will be required to quarantine for 3 days in a designated location, followed by 11 days of self-quarantine.
  • Arrivals from Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are required to spend 6 days in a designated location.
  • The quarantine can be shortened for 10 days after taking a Covid-19 test on the 10th day unless coming from high-risk countries.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Japan?

All arrivals to Japan will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, no older than 72 hours.

Is public transportation open in Japan?

Public transportation in Japan is open with reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Japan?

Restaurants and bars in Japan are open in reduced capacity and under social distancing instructions.

Are businesses and attractions open in Japan?

Nonessential businesses and attractions in Japan are open, under social distancing requirements.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Japan?

Wearing face masks is recommended in all public places.


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