Japan to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10, 2022


The latest information for traveling Japan

The latest information for traveling Japan

This is the updated (but not full) announcement of opening up borders, we have listed out the key updates for you to keep track:

Effective from June 10, Nationals from more than 90 “blue list” countries will be allowed to enter Japan. The blue list named countries where the risk of catching the coronavirus is considered low. Please be advised that the list is subject to change, and that a country needs to be on the list on the date when the application for travel to Japan is submitted (NOT the actual date of travel). You can check it out below:

Countries on the "blue list":

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia

All travelers will need to apply for a visa in order to enter Japan.

Travelers must visit Japan on a guided tour accompanied by a Japanese Tour Leader.

Visitors from 'blue list' countries: A negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure is required to enter Japan; however, there will be no test and no quarantine upon arrival in Japan for foreign tourists regardless of vaccination status. It is estimated that 80 percent of visitors will not need to quarantine upon arrival

The daily border-entry cap is currently 20,000 people.

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