Is Japan Open For Tourism?



Japan is presently in a state of emergency and just like any other concerned country has tightened restrictions due to the emergence of new Covid-19 variants.

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Is Japan Open For Tourists?

At present, all tourists are barred from entering the country as it is experiencing a fourth wave of the virus.

Do you need a PCR test to enter Japan?

Yes, a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with the passenger’s name, passport number or name and date of birth must be presented to Japanese immigration officers.


  • Also, Those travelling under Japan’s revised business travel rules will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, signed and stamped by the laboratory where it was taken.

Quarantine restrictions in Japan

  • All arriving passengers to Japan regardless of where they have been, are required to undergo 14 days of self‑quarantine after arrival in Japan and are prohibited to take any public transport including trains/buses/taxies and airplanes.
  • Passengers returning to/entering Japan are recommended to complete the online quarantine questionnaire prior to arrival. The QR code issued on the website must be presented to a quarantine officer upon arrival at the airport.

Here is the link here to the online quarantine questionnaire:

Which countries are banned from entering Japan?

  • Passengers who have been to the UK, South Africa, UAE, Italy, Austria, Netherland, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria, Brazil, France, Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Luxemburg, Lebanon, Poland, Hungary, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ukraine, Philippines and Canada (Province of Ontario only), Spain and Finland, and effective 1 May 2021 – United States of America (states of Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Minnesota only), India, Nepal and Peru within the past 14 days are denied entry to Japan.


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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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