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Japan Travel Restrictions

67.54% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 64.70% last week
Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Japan.

Japan entry details and exceptions

Visitors from permitted countries will not be permitted to enter if they have been in a banned country in the last 14 days. All foreign nationals without a re-entry permit will need to apply for a visa.

Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.

For more details visit the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Outgoing travel to JapanTravelling from Australia to Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative covid test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Australia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, are required to quarantine at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. Travelers are required to take the COVID-19 test again on the 3rd day of quarantine. Travelers who test negative are still required to self-quarantine at home until completion of 14 days after entering Japan.


Return travelReturning to Australia from Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Japan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Australia.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Japan will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Australia.

Details and exceptions

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​, at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Queensland Western Australia

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Japan

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Japan. Please check the official guidelines from Japan for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Mask usage in Japan is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Japan are open with restrictions. Bars in Japan are open with restrictions.

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