All foreign nationals are not allowed to visit Japan for tourism purposes. As of March 19th, all visitors to Japan must submit a negative test result with 72 hours prior to departure, all visitors will continue to be subject to take the PCR test at the time of entry, wait at a designated location, and not use public transportation within Japan for 14 days. Re-entries are not allowed from countries/regions with the high concern of the confirmed coronavirus variant (B.1.617). People from those countries will be requested to stay at the facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station and to take the PCR tests. For more information, please check the latest Border Enforcement Measures.
The government has extended the state of emergency until June 20 for 10 prefectures, including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, and Okinawa. Restaurants are asked to close before 8 pm and to stop serving alcohol when they are open. The government has announced plans to finish the vaccination of people over 65 years old by the end of July. Afterward, people who are with underlying health conditions and others will be vaccinated in order. The large-scale vaccination centers by the Self-Defense Forces have been opened on March 24, more vaccinations are underway in Tokyo and Osaka. Regarding the sports events, the officials have decided not to allow spectators from overseas. The Australian softball team has arrived in Japan for the training camp.
For more information please visit:
- Government Announcement: Prime Minister's Office
- Situation Report: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
- Travel Restrictions: JNTO Advisory