Japan: Reopening for Business Travelers

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

This article was published on 28 Feb. 2022 and updated on 7 March 2022 to reflect new information.  

7 March 2022 Update: The government of Japan updated its requirements for approved COVID-19 tests to enter the country. The government will only allow travelers to enter the country if they have received a negative PCR or NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) test result.  

Key Points  

  • Japan will reopen for business travelers with up-to-date visas  
  • Travelers entering Japan will be subject to entrance testing measures and quarantine requirements  


Beginning 1 March 2022, the government of Japan announced that business travelers will be permitted to enter the country so long as they meet certain entrance requirements. These requirements include providing proof of: 

For additional information concerning entrance requirements, click here. Travelers will still be required to quarantine upon entrance. The timeframe of quarantine will vary depending on the country or region of departure.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Japan will allow business travelers to enter the country beginning 1 March 2022. These travelers will be subject to entrance requirements and must undergo quarantine upon arrival.  

Looking Ahead  

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

This article was published on 28 Feb. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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