Japan: Removal of COVID-19 Entry Measures

Last Updated on May 1, 2023

This article was originally published on 13 April 2023 and was updated on 1 May 2023 to reflect the latest information.  

Removal of all COVID-19 Travel Rules as of 1 May 2023:

The government of Japan no longer requires travelers to present proof of a valid vaccination certificate or certificate of inspection for COVID-19. The government also lifted all pre-registration quarantine requirements for travelers entering the country. These changes mark the end of COVID-19 travel restrictions for foreign nationals entering Japan. Originally, these measures were to remain in place until 8 May 2023. The lifting of these measures reflects the latest developments with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key Points  

  • Japan will lift all COVID-19 entry measures for foreign national travelers beginning in May 2023


The government of Japan will lift COVID-19 border measures on 8 May 2023. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination and a pre-departure COVID-19 test result.  

What are the COVID-19 Travel Changes?  

Starting 8 May 2023, Japan’s government will lift all COVID-19 travel measures. According to the government announcement, these changes reflect the latest trends of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe.

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Japan’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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