Important Information for Travel to Japan

Updated: November 11, 2022

We are delighted that the Japanese government has announced that, from October 11th, travel restrictions for tourism will be further loosened.

Independent travel is now possible and package tour and group tour restrictions no longer apply. The cap on the number of daily arrivals will be removed, and ERFS certificates will also no longer be required.

Furthermore, visa requirements have been lifted for travellers from countries that previously had a visa waiver program with Japan. This means that for travellers from 68 countries, most restrictions have been lifted. This includes the United States, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.

View the full list of eligible countries here.

Remaining guidelines for travellers include:

  • An official certificate of vaccination showing that travellers have received a full course of vaccine and at least one booster shot of one of the COVID-19 vaccine types accepted by the Japanese government, which can be found here


  • A certificate of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure (must be a type accepted by Japan, which can be found here)

To ease your entry into the country we recommend you use Fast Track and the Visit Japan Web.