As of November 26, 2022
【Regarding the Border enforcement measures】
- Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)（as of November 7, 2022）－ from the Ministry ot Foreign Affair's website
Information about entering into Japan
New entry of foreign nationals
Regarding new entry of foreign nationals into Japan, based on the New Border Measures (34) dated on September 26, 2022, prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up Systems (ERFS) is no longer required.
In addition, the measure to limit the entry of foreign tourists to those on package tours was lifted. (NEW)
Furthermore, visa exemption arrangements have been resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. (NEW)
Suspension of visa validity under the border measures has been also lifted from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. (NEW)
Based on the New Border Measures (34), for all cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant becomes dominant (all countries/regions except for those where COVID-19 variants other than the Omicron variant become dominant, based on the New Border Measures (27) (February 24, 2022)), on-arrival test at the quarantine station, self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations, and refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required in principle.
In addition, all returnees and entrants are required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO)Open a New Window or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/regionOpen a New Window. (NEW)
（from from the Ministry ofHealth, Labour and Welfare's website COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures）
Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming
Cross-Border Travel (as of November 7, 2022)－ from the Ministry ot Foreign Affair's website
Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel－ from the Ministry of Foreign Affair's website
COVID-19: Current Japanese
Border Measures －from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's website
COVID-19 Negative Test Result Certificate before departure－from the Ministry of Health, Labour and
➾Format downloadable in 20 languages
- To Anyone Entering/Returning to Japan－from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's website
【Regarding Certificate of Eligibility】
Based on the revew of border measures on October 11, 2022, special measures regarding Certificate of Eligibility have been changed.
handling regarding the period of validity of the certificate of eligibility (as of June 22, 2022)－from the Immigration Service Agency's website
Application for a certificate of eligibility for (1) foreign nationals whose period of stay expired while outside of Japan and before re-entering and (2) foreign
nationals whose certificate of eligibility has expired (as of October 11, 2022) －from the Immigration Service Agency's website
In Japanese only: Application for Certificate of Eligibility for foreign nationals who do not have any relatives nor receiving
organizaiton in Japan (as of October 7, 2022)－from the Immigration Service Agency's website
➾ Please contact us for further explanation.
【For those who are planning to enter or re-enter Japan】
Based on the revew of border measures on October 11, 2022, information in this section have been changed.
Handling of foreign nationals planning to
enter Japan (as of October 7, 2022)－from the Immigration Service Agency's
⇒ Certificates of eligibility issued between January 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, will be treated as valid until October 31, 2022.
⇒Certificates of eligibility issued between May 1, 2022, and July 31, 2022, will be treated as valid for 6 months from the date of issuance.
⇒Special measure for foreign nationals whose Status of Residence expired while staying overseas will be terminated in Aplril 30, 2022.
For permanent residents who have difficulty re-entering Japan within the valid period of their re-entry permission
due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (as of October 7, 2022)－from the Immigration Service Agency's website
⇒ It is possible to regain the status of "Permanent Resident" when you enter Japan. To do so, please apply for a “Long-Term Resident” visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in the country where you are staying by the date separately designated by the Immigration Service Agency six months or more after the day when the entry restrictions were lifted. Once you arrive at one of the airport in Japan, you will be able informed for the necessary procedures. This measure will be terminated in April 30, 2022.
【For those who have difficulty in returning back to their home country】
Special measures for those who have difficulties in returning back to their home country has been changed.
Termination of the special measures for the visa status of persons who
have difficulty in returning home due to the effects of the spread of COVID-19 (as of May 31, 2022)－from the Immigration Service Agency's website
Other related information in Japanese
【For those who have the status of residence “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”, “Skilled Labor” or other working visa】
“Justifiable reasons” in the procedure for revocation of the status of residence in cases where itis not possible to engage in the activities related to the status of
residence due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (as of May 1, 2020)－from the Immigration Service Agency's website
Employment retainment support for technical interns whose training may not continue due to the COVID-19 pandemic－from the Immigration Service Agency's
Other related information in Japanese
【For those who have the status of residence “Student" under continuing job searching or waiting the job starting day】
Handling of special measures for students under the status "Designated Activity" for continuing job searching or waiting the job starting day will change 【Information available in Japanese only】
【For those who have the status of residence “Student”】
Handling of special measures for students will change
【Information available in Japanese only】
【Contact numbers regarding the border enforcement measures】
- Regarding denials of landing
Ministry of Justice, Immigration Services Agency, Appeals Division
Tel: 03-3580-4111 (Ext. 4446, 4447)
- Regarding the issuance of entry visa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visa Information section of the Foreign Residents Support Center
Tel: 0570-011000 (please press "5" after the audio guidance)
+81-3-5363-3013 is also available for international call
- Regarding quarantine measures (14-day monitoring period, the ban on public transportation, the contract tracing app, the use of map applications to store location information), and the
purchase of private medical insurance
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Telephone consultation center
Tel：0120-565653 (Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai and English available)
+81-3-3595-2176 is also available for international call (Chinese, Korean and English available)
- Continued quarantine measures (follow up health checks, quarantine inspections at airports, etc.)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau, Policy Planning Division for Environmental Health and Food Safety, Quarantine Office
Tel: 03-5253-1111 (Ext. 2468)
- Regarding flight information
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Civil Aviation Bureau, Director for Crisis Management Office
【Other numbers for consultation & support for foreign residents】
Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC)
Foreign Residents Support Center Leaflet（Japanese）、（English）
☆Easy Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese versions are also available
FRESC Help Desk Leaflet（Easy Japanese）、（English）
☆English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Burmese, Cambodian and Mongolian versions are also available
⇒Telephone consultation related to Covid-19 （14 languages availale）
Consultation with immigration officers is possible with 14 languages interpretation service
ConsultationResidency consultation Leaflet (Japanese/ English/ Chinese/ Korean)
⇒Both face to face and online consultation available.
Please fill in and send the reservation form for online consultation.
FRESC Multilingual Vaccination Support
１）For those who have vaccination voucher and wishes to be vaccinated: multilingual support for consultation, reservation of venue, interpret for doctor is available .
Monday to Friday（excluding holidays）9:00.a.m-5:00.p.m
２）For those who do not have vaccination voucher: please contact your municipality for the issuance of voucher. Please call FRESC Help Desk （０１２０－７６－２０２９）if you need any support on this matter (multilingual interpretation service available).
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Call
Tel: 0120-761-770 (toll free)
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish：9:00-21:00