Entering, Staying, and Touring in Japan


Information on Border Measures

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

  • After 12:00 am (JST) on April 29, 2023, all travelers and returnees are no longer required to submit a certificate of negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure, nor are they required to submit a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of at least three doses or the equivalent.
  • On-arrival surveillance for travelers and returnees with COVID-19 symptoms has been conducted since 12:00 am (JST) on May 8, 2023.
Additional Information: 

Visiting Japan

After April 29, 2023, pre-registration for quarantine procedures on Visit Japan Web are no longer required,  however, you can still use Visit Japan Web to pre-register for "Immigration", "Customs" and "Tax-free Shopping Service" (Optional).

Visit Japan Web: 
Visit Japan Web

Travel Safely

Guide for when you are feeling ill

Touring Japan

Whether you are going for business or pleasure please visit the Japan National Tourist Organization outside website for information on tourism, events, transportation, accommodations and more.

Japan Rail Pass outside The Key To Convenient Sightseeing In Japan. The Japan Rail Pass offers an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail.

Japan Visa Information Hotline

English: 24 hours/7 days a week
TEL 1-202-499-1468

* This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in the U.S. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
* If you are calling from the U.S., you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
* This Hotline can only answer general questions regarding visas.
* The Hotline will NOT connect you to the Consulate-General's visa section.

If you need to contact the Consulate-General in regards to a pending visa application, please contact the Consulate-General directly at 313-567-0120 during office hours.