Japan: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Japan

This information is provided for customers flying to Japan from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Japan Currently has a traffic light status of green. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)

Japan is currently the 10th most popular travel destination from the UK which is up 19 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: green

Please select your vaccination status below as this will change the entry restrictions and return requirements listed on this page.

Return to UK: Green Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Not Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Recommended
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation Not Required
Test to Release Not Required
Antigen Testing Not Required
Further Covid Testing Not Required

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Closed from the UKClosed from the UK
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)
Quarantine 7 days (Approved Location)7 days (Approved Location)

Additional Restrictions

Mask Recommended
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
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Current Time in Tokyo: 16 May 2022 01:33 pm
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Currently in Tokyo it is 15°C with light rain
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 158.92 Yen (JPY)
UpUp 19 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 10/230
UK to Japan

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 8,338,211
New Cases 38,627
Population 125,754,434
Last Updated 16 May 2022 04:31am

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  • Japan declared a quasi-states of emergency in most prefectures.
  • International borders remain closed for travelers.

Can I Travel to Japan?

  • Japan's borders are closed for most travelers.
  • New visa holders can now enter Japan.
  • Exceptions may be made in specific cases, after applying in advance.
  • Arrivals must download the OSSMA, Skype, and COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application (COCOA) mobile applications to their phone.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Japan?

  • Arrivals to Japan from medium-risk and high-risk countries will be required to quarantine in a designated location for 7 days.
  • Arrivals from low-risk countries can self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • This can be shortened if taking another test on the 3rd day.
  • Arrivals who have fully vaccinated + booster and traveled from safe countries are not required to quarantine.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Japan?

  • All arrivals to Japan will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, no older than 72 hours.
  • The testing form should be the one approved by MOFA.
  • All arrivals to Japan will be required to be tested again upon arrival.

Is public transportation open in Japan?

Public transportation in Japan is open.

Are restaurants and bars open in Japan?

Restaurants and bars in Japan are open in reduced capacity and under social distancing instructions.

Are businesses and attractions open in Japan?

Nonessential businesses and attractions in Japan are open, under social distancing requirements.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Japan?

Wearing face masks is recommended in all public places.

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