Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.
Travel is allowed with restrictions
Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required for vaccinated travelers with a booster dose
Quarantine is not required
Mandatory quarantine questionnaire
Recommended Visit Japan Web application
A passport is required to enter Japan
Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Japan
Masks are recommended in public
(Local port and terminal authorities may have additional requirements regarding immigration, please kindly contact our local agents for more information)
Are there any restrictions on vessels whose previous port call was from COVID -19 high risk countries?
All vessels arriving from foreign port are requested to complete health questionnaire form and submit the same to Japan 1st Port call Authorities before ship's arrival on top of usual radio pratique message
Are there any restrictions on crew who embarked from COVID -19 high risk countries or specific nationalities?
Crew change permitted?
Yes, but subject to the following conditions
Due to highly infectious new coronavirus variant (OMICRON), the Japanese government announced border enforcement measures to prevent the spread new coronavirus variant. Crew members are treated differently as per the crew change regulation
If the vessel is at sea for more than 14 days after departure from previous port and before arrival at first port in Japan without any physical contact with shore people, crew change can be arranged without any issues except for the crew members who require quarantine isolation before joining on board.
If the vessel is at sea for less than 14 days after departure from previous port and...
Passengers must have
a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are: CLEIA/ECLIA quantitative antigen test, LAMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, PCR, RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point, and the test certificate must be in English. The test certificate must also specify that the test is based on a "nasopharyngeal swab", or "saliva", or "nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab". A "nasal swab" is also accepted if the test type is LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. Details can be found at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_test.html and https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000905811.pdf ; or
a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and received a booster dose. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. The certificate must be in English, Japanese or accompanied by a certified English or Japanese translation. More details can be found at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000997373.pdf ; or
a registration confirmation on 'Visit Japan Web' obtained at https://vjw-lp.digital.go.jp/en/ . The registration confirmation status must be 'Review Completed' shown in blue.