Is Japan open yet?
No. Japan is still closed :(
Japan may allow 10,000 people per day to enter country from April
Japan is considering raising the daily cap on overseas arrivals to 10,000 from the current 7,000 starting in April, further easing its COVID-19 border controls, government sources say.
Japan eyes entry of most foreign students waiting amid COVID by end-May
Most foreign students waiting to study in Japan will likely be able to enter the country by the end of May, as a new priority entry program is set to begin amid softer COVID-19 border controls, the top Japanese government spokesman says
Japan seeks to further ease border controls as COVID 6th wave wanes
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says that the Japanese government is considering further easing border restrictions as the country prepares to 'exit the sixth wave' of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frequently asked questions
- When will Japan lift its travel ban and reopen for tourists?
- Business people and students will likely be allowed into Japan in March (in limited numbers). Tourists will hopefully be allowed in soon after.
- Can I go to Japan?
- Not just yet. Travel for tourism is still not permitted, and there is no indication that this will change in the short term. On November 29, Japan announced that, due to the Omicron variant, all foreign visitors are banned from entering Japan. This includes business people and students.
- Who can go to Japan now?
- Japanese citizens and foreign residents with a reentry permit are generally allowed to reenter Japan but must comply with strict pre- and post- travel testing requirements and quarantine upon arrival.
- I thought Japan eased restrictions?
- That lasted for only a few weeks, and Japan never reopened for tourists.