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Japan Travel Restrictions

69.53% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 66.85% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Japan.

Japan entry details and exceptions

Visitors from permitted countries will not be permitted to enter if they have been in a banned country in the last 14 days. All foreign nationals without a re-entry permit will need to apply for a visa.

Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.

For more details visit the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Outgoing travel to JapanTravelling from the United Kingdom to Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative covid test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, are required to quarantine at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. Travelers are required to take the COVID-19 test again on the 3rd day of quarantine. Travelers who test negative are still required to self-quarantine at home until completion of 14 days after entering Japan.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Japan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Japan will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Japan

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Japan. Please check the official guidelines from Japan for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Mask usage in Japan is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Japan are open with restrictions. Bars in Japan are open with restrictions.

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