From October the 11th, 2022, Japan started lifting some travel restrictions, particularly the control over the number of foreigners entering Japan and the quarantine requirement. As a matter of fact, the Japanese Ministry of Health constantly monitors the pandemic situation in order to progressively reduce entry requirements. Still, the Government recommends caution and social responsibility, following the appropriate health protocols to avoid any high risk situation.
To plan a business trip to Japan, it is necessary to be informed about the current travel restrictions and to describe the regulations still in force to travellers.
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Currently, entry restrictions apply only to non-vaccinated travellers. On the other hand, vaccinated ones can enter without restrictions, provided that they have received all doses. Moreover, there are no transit restrictions, but travellers may be subject to medical screening measures put in place by the Authorities.
Vaccinated travellers are not required to submit any Covid-19 test certificate to enter Japan. On the other hand, non-vaccinated travellers must submit a certificate of negative Covid-19 test, in compliance with certain timeframes and guidelines.
Even though vaccinated travellers may enter Japan without a Covid-19 test certificate, they must still submit a vaccination certificate, in compliance with some requirements.
Travelers entering Japan must follow the Fast Track procedure. To do so, they must upload all the certificates and the necessary documents on Visit Japan Web and fill in a questionnaire. After having completed the procedure, they will obtain a QR code to be shown to the Authorities upon arrival.
The use of face masks is mandatory if it is not possible to maintain a safe distance. As a matter of fact, the Government requires to keep a social distance of at least 2 meters when talking with other people.
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