Japan Finally Reopens Fully for Tourism & Business Travelers!
Last month we reported that Japan was starting to decrease the limitations on tourists, but was not fully open yet. Now we are happy to share that from October 11th Japan will be open to independent travelers once again. Just like many of you, we here at JTB Meetings & Events by JTB Communication Design are very relieved that after two and a half years, visitors can finally come back to Japan in large numbers.
Changes in Japan Border Regulations from October 11thHere is a quick summary of the main changes:
・Package tours and travel agency no longer required for foreign tourists visiting Japan. Entrants, Returnees Follow-up Systems (ERFS) is no longer required.
・Visa regulation will largely return to how it was pre-pandemic, meaning that business travel will become smoother again as well. Visa-free short-term entry applies to 68 countries.
・If you are triple vaccinated (with a WHO-approved vaccine) OR provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure, no quarantine is needed.
・Daily cap on number of entrants lifted.
Also, if you are coming to Japan soon, it is recommended to download and pre-register the Fast Track MySOS app for the smoothest procedure upon arrival.