Japan Covid-19 Travel Information

Summary of Japan Coronavirus Situation

Last Updated:

10 December, 2020
British nationals with Status of Residence in Japan who leave Japan for short-term business travel only will be exempted from self-isolation requirements on return, provided they meet certain conditions. Short-term business travellers are allowed to enter Japan but will need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Since 1 September 2020, British Nationals who hold a valid re-entry permit will be allowed to leave and re-enter Japan. These travellers will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result upon arrival. Borders are currently closed for all tourists. A 14 day quarantine at a designated location is mandatory for all arrivals and Covid-19 screening is also required. There is no confirmed date as to when restrictions for short term visits will be lifted.
Japan Travel Restrictions for UK Travellers

Border Status: *

Border Opening Date:

Quarantine in Force: **

Quarantine Duration (Days):

Quarantine In Force Until:


Travel Permitted for UK Nationals?:


* Although borders may technically be open for essential travel, for medical reasons, or travel from other countries, we list border status as “closed” until leisure travel restrictions are lifted for UK travellers.

** Quarantine in force refers to the quarantine status at the destination and not in the United Kingdom.

Additional Information

Countries Travel Permitted From:

No countries allowed at present

Face Masks Usage:


Public Gathering Limit:


Health Certificate Required:


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