Closed

Japan Travel Restrictions

68.09% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 65.59% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Japan.

Japan entry details and exceptions

Visitors from permitted countries will not be permitted to enter if they have been in a banned country in the last 14 days. All foreign nationals without a re-entry permit will need to apply for a visa.

Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.

For more details visit the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Outgoing travel to JapanTravelling from New Zealand to Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative covid test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Japan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, are required to quarantine at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. Travelers are required to take the COVID-19 test again on the 3rd day of quarantine. Travelers who test negative are still required to self-quarantine at home until completion of 14 days after entering Japan.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Japan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Japan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Japan will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Japan

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Japan. Please check the official guidelines from Japan for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Japan.

  • Mask usage in Japan is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Japan are open with restrictions. Bars in Japan are open with restrictions.

Know when to go

Sign up for email alerts as countries begin to open - choose the destinations you're interested in so you're in the know.