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Effective from September 7, 2022, Japan will waive the
pre-departure PCR test requirement for triple-vaccinated travelers
(currently all travelers entering Japan are required to show proof
of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure).
Business executives will still need to apply for visas as all visa
waivers remain suspended. Tourist and other visas are still highly
restricted; foreign tourists are only allowed to enter Japan if
they are part of an organized group tour.
The quarantine measures for travelers from certain countries
will continue to apply as well regardless of vaccination
status.1 A pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours of
departure will continue to be required for travelers who have
received less than three vaccine shots or have not received
vaccines from a manufacturer recognized by the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Japan.
Separately, the Japanese government announced its intention to
increase the quota of daily entrants into Japan from 20,000 to a
number to be announced in the near future (expected to be around
50,000). The Japanese government has also indicated that it will
continue to gradually relax the various COVID-related measures that
are currently in place for international travelers.
1. Please visit the following link for further
information on the current quarantine measures: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html.
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