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Japan visa & entry requirements

Japan visa information

Is an entry visa required for Japan?

Citizens of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and most European countries do not require a visa to visit Japan for up to 90 days.

Notable exceptions are citizens from Russia, China and the Philippines who have to apply for a visa directly with the Japanese Embassy in their country of residence.

All other nationalities should check with the Japanese Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information.

What is required to arrange a visa?

In the event of a visa being required, arrangements should be made with the Japanese Embassy in your country of residence in advance of your departure to Japan.

Covid-19 related entry requirements

We recommend using the Fast Track service to handle quarantine procedures on the Visit Japan website. You can register documentation and more before entering Japan saving you time and hassle on arrival. Choose the 'Quarantine procedure (Fast Track)' button at www.hco.mhlw.go.jp