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

  • Published on : 22/09/2022
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Japan is finally reopening its borders to the world

This is it! After more than two years of waiting, Japan is finally relaxing all restrictions for travelers, starting October 11th.

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

Article updated on September 23, 2022


Here is a summary of the current measures : 


  • Until October 11, any person wishing to visit Japan for tourism purposes must apply for a visa in advance. Tourists may only enter Japan on a tour (flights and accommodation) organized by a travel agency.


  • Starting October 11, independent travelers will once again be able to travel to Japan without restrictions.


  • Travelers who have been vaccinated at least three times will be exempted to present a pre-flight PCR test. It is still mandatory for travelers with less than 3 shots.


  • Quarantine and arrival testing have been eliminated for travelers from “blue” countries, including the USA, UK, Australia, and EU countries, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.
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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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  • Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:00

    Voyage Japon Nice music but as others also commented, the instruments could not be seen perfectly.

  • Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:00

    Réponse à Yvan Chicoine Kamakura is magical. Thank you for sharing these stories. I enjoy them very much, now when I cannot travel to Japan.

  • Wed, 12/11/2019 - 00:00

    ali I want to become a cosplayer because my favorite anime is inuyasha iwant to be like him his so awesome

  • Wed, 12/11/2019 - 00:00

    Réponse à Irénée et Leatitia I was in Japan several decades ago on work assignment and was introduced to Izakaya. I have been hooked every since. The atmosphere is joyous, people are nice, food is great and price is the best!

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00

    Merci de votre MAJ du 3 mars Japan is so beautiful...itis like heaven on earth I love Saitama,kyoto,hiroshima,enroshima and many more.I love the black birds in the gardens.

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00

    fermeture des frontières We have been to Japan twice both in time for Cherry Blossom, the blossom around The Moats and the Imperial Palace were amazing it takes your breath away. We were also fortunate to see the blossom in Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima to name but a few. Such a wonderful time of the year to visit Japan. We cannot wait to return.

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00

    Le Japon n'est pas le pays le plus affecté I am a great lover of bonsai. I went a year ago with my wife after planning for a long time. And also save some money because I wanted to buy bonsai pots and tools. Of course, I dreamed of knowing those wonderful corners that are the bonsai nurseries.

    The love and taste for bonsai and gardening are everywhere, in park and gardens of an extra-beautiful beauty, everything is clean and so careful. I have fallen in love even more with Japanese culture.
    Since then I also have a blog and I publish some stories and themes about bonsai for beginners

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00

    Rassurant The Japan National Tourism Organization link the the article above has information on the current attractions that are closed. You can check it here:

  • Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00

    Université Im japanese and right now im in berlin for almost 1month due to my flight was cancelled.when i go back to japan will i be quarantine?

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