Japan Coronavirus Situation: Restrictions on entry into Japan reduced

Travel Restrictions

The restrictions on new arrivals are eased from March 1 (Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet).

Under the supervision of receiving organizations, foreign nationals are able to enter Japan except for tourism purposes (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan).

The maximum number of people entering the country per day increased from 3,500 to 5,000.

The period of quarantine is shortened from seven to three days when tested negative on the third day after entering.

No quarantine period for those who have been vaccinated three times, and those who enter Japan from countries/regions designated as having the Omicron variant are required to stay at home or a facility of their choosing for three days.

All nationals are allowed to use public transportation within 24hours after entry in order to go home or where you choose to stay for self-quarantine (The Japan Times).

Situation in Japan

The Japanese government has extended pre-emergency measures for 17 prefectures, and in total 31 prefectures have set these measures until the end of March 6 including Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto (The Japan Times).

Booster shot vaccination (3rd time) for the general public is now being offered in each prefecture, including large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka, and at workplaces and schools (The Japan Times).

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