How to Enter Japan

Conditions of Entry into Japan

Note that ALL foreign nationals need visa at present. To apply for visa, the certificate for completion of registration to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) which receiving organization located in Japan is necessary.

So, please contact our official travel agency ( for ERFS and visa applications.  You can see further information on the registration site including the service fee. Deadline for the visa application is also June 15th, 2022.

Useful information.

Border measures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) (As of May 20, 2022)


<UPDATE (as of May 20, 2022)> MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) updated information about entering into Japan. Self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan will be changed according to the grouping ("Red", "Yellow" and "Blue" categories) of the countries/regions from June 1st, 2022.

Group "Yellow":  On-arrival test and 7-day home quarantine (or 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test) are required, however, those who obtain a valid vaccination certificate are not required to have on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures.

Group "Blue":  Regardless of the vaccination status of the entrants/returnees, on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures are not required.

<UPDATE (as of May 27, 2022)> Good news! Grouping of the countries/regions has been announced.

You can check your country/region: Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (

Note that ALL travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.

Note that VISA and the certification for completion of the registration to the EFRS are also necessary.

See Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (as of May 20, 2022)

We strongly recommend seeing the following link (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) for further and appropriate information. Border measures

The following external site is also useful to know how to enter Japan.
Travel to Japan during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go (CNN) (Updated May 27, 2022)


(Previous information)

Japanese COVID-19 border measures change on March 1, 2022 (PDF)

Cases in which the applicant is exempted from home quarantine (as of May 17, 2022)

  • Entry from a non-designated country/region
  • Valid vaccination certificate recognized by the Japanese government
  • The case in which the receiving organizations located in Japan completes the prescribed application in the ERFS.

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