September 26, 2022 (Monday)


  • 査証免除措置の適用再開

    • 日本政府の指定するビザ免除国の国民は、観光、商用、知人・親族訪問等の短期滞在が目的の訪日で、ビザの取得が免除されます。

  • 受入責任者による事前申請の廃止・個人観光客の受け入れ再開

    • 外国籍者の新規入国・再入国に際し、受入責任者(入国者を雇用する又は招へいする企業・団体等)による事前申請が不要になります。

    • 観光客の入国をパッケージツアーに限定する措置が解除されます。

  • 入国時検査と待機義務の廃止

    • 国籍と出国地を問わず、入国後の新型コロナウイルス検査・待機義務が廃止されます。

    • 入国には、有効なワクチン接種証明書の提示または搭乗前72時間以内の陰性証明書提示が必要です。




Japanese Government Announcement】Easing of Travel Restrictions

On September 26, 2022, the Japanese Government announced an easing of the travel restrictions. As of October 11, 2022, the following measures will apply:

  • Restoration of the Visa Waiver Program

  • Rescission of Pre-Travel Applications Filed by Japanese Receiving Organizations

    • Japanese receiving organizations (employer, visa sponsor, travel agency, etc.) will no longer need to file applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) for new entry of foreign nationals into Japan.

    • Non-Japanese travelers will be able to visit Japan for tourism without package tours.

  • Rescission of On-Arrival Virus Test and Quarantine

    • Both Japanese and non-Japanese travelers, regardless of their place of departure, will no longer be required to have COVID test or quarantine upon their arrival to Japan.

    • Before boarding, all travelers must present qualifying vaccination certificate or pre-departure negative test result taken within 72 hours.

This measure is subject to change based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please make sure to check the latest information from the Japanese government prior to traveling to Japan.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: