Travel restrictions

Japan eases travel restrictions with new border rules from March

We have always aspired to a Japanese VTL. As travelers from Singapore we are not so lucky again, but at least the Japanese government is now deliberating on border restrictions after the sixth wave of Covid-19 hit the country. Will they be more lax? Well, when we reach March 1, Japan’s borders will still be closed to tourists – only foreign residents, business travelers and international students will be allowed to enter.

For those who can enter Japan, you will still need to prepare these certificates and documents:

  • A Covid-19 test certificate – within 72 hours of departure,
  • A signed copy of the written promise,
  • And a completed questionnaire administered by the Department of Health, Labor and Welfare

Currently, Japan only recognizes Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines. From March 1, Johnson & Johnson will also be approved for arrival in Japan. The daily cap on the number of people entering the country will also be increased from the current 3,500 to 5,000 from March 1. There will also no longer be a three-day isolation period for travelers who test negative for Covid-19, from countries such as:

  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • The Philippines
  • United States

Unfortunately, for us Singaporeans, we are still subject to a three-day quarantine at a designated facility. This applies to 36 other countries and regions, which you can learn more about here.

As we are not yet able to travel freely in Japan, consider checking how we can discover Japan in Singapore and best japanese restaurants in singapore.

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