Japan | COVID-19 Travel Requirements to End

Starting on May 8, 2023, travelers from overseas will no longer have to submit proof of vaccination or negative test result to enter Japan. Currently, all travelers are required to present certification of three COVID-19 doses or a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Travelers from China

Starting on April 5, 2023, all travelers and returnees arriving from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) by direct flight will be required to submit either:

  • A certificate of a negative result of a COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure, OR
  • A valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses or equivalent.


Erickson Insights

It is expected that these changes will make it easier for travelers to visit Japan for tourism and business purposes. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to share updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.