Partially Open


  • MasksRecommended
  • COVID TestRequired to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine14 days in designated location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 9, 2021
Reviewed: February 19, 2021


While Japan is recovering from the outbreak, businesses and services are starting to re-open, yet international borders remain closed for most travelers.

Can I travel to Japan?

  • Japan's borders are closed for arrivals from most countries.
  • Arrivals from other countries are possible, regardless of nationality.

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

All arrivals to Japan will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a designated location.

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.
  • A second test will be conducted upon arrival.

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.
  • In high-risk areas, including Tokyo, restaurants and bars must stop serving alcohol at 19:00 and close at 20:00.

Are businesses and attractions open in Japan?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Japan are open, under social distancing requirements.
  • Large events and gatherings remain suspended.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Japan?

Wearing face masks is recommended in all public places.

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