New measures to strengthen border measures related to COVID-19


Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel(Suspension of visa validity to be lifted 0:00 am on October 11, 2022)

On September 26th, New border measures against the novel coronavirus were announced. Click here for a link to the measures that will be applied after midnight (Japan time) on October 11 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Website).

New Border Measures of COVID-19 (Review on the requirement of the certificate of negative result of pre-departure test)

On August 25th, the details of the review of border measures regarding the new coronavirus infection were announced.
1. Revision of submission of pre-departure inspection certificate
After 0:00 a.m. on September 7 (Japan time), all returnees and immigrants who have a valid vaccination certificate will not be required to submit the COVID-19 negative test certificate within 72 hours before departure.
2. Please click here to see the "New Measures for Strengthening Border Measures (31)" (effective vaccine types are listed on pages 2 and 3).


Due to the spread of the highly transmissible variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), protective measures are being put in place for people entering Japan. These measures include presenting negative test results upon entry, restrictions on entry from places with high variant transmission rates, and quarantine measures upon arrival at Japanese airports and ports.
Please check Japanese government websites for the most recent information.
Ministry of Foreign Affaires
Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Immigration Services Agency
Information related to COVID-19