U.S. Advisory on Travel to Japan

On June 8, the U.S. Department of State updated its travel advisory for Japan, dropping the warning from Level 4 (most serious) to Level 3. Level 3, or “Reconsider Travel”, still recommends against traveling to Japan due to the high levels of COVID-19 in the country. Although this advisory does not mean travel between the two countries are banned, there are some extra rules in place.

  1. Anyone 2 years and older flying from Japan to the U.S. must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.
  2. People flying from the U.S. to Japan may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
  3. Please see more detailed information HERE (updated June 10)

According to the U.S. Embassy in Japan website:

Travel for tourism and most other short-term purposes is still not permitted, and there is no indication that this will change in the short term. Visa-free travel is suspended. Travelers who believe they qualify for an exception to Japan’s strict entry controls should contact their nearest Japanese Embassy or consulate for information.

Please also check the local government information (available in link above) as well, as information regularly updates.