Do You Think To Travel To Japan This June 2022
Kishida’s new prime minister announced that Japan would put his border policy in line with the remaining G7 in June. At this point, only a strictly monitored package tour is allowed, but there are signs that the correct reopening will begin in September. Here are all the details about travel restrictions, flights and entry procedures.
A summary of the situation
- Travelers and foreign business students can enter Japan whenever they have the right visa (you must apply first and need sponsors in Japan).
- The quarantine for business and students will be three days for some people and is eliminated for those of the countries where Covid is controlled (including the United States).
- We will update this page every week on Monday, Japanese time.
- Japan is still closed to tourists now, but it will be reopened in the future. Now is the time to start planning a trip to Japan. Contact Chris Rowthorn to start planning.
- Do you want them to be told immediately after Japan announced the reopening? Scroll down and list our bulletins.
Probabilities of Japan’s reopening to independent tourists (personal opinion/explanation below):
- June 2022: about 20%
- July 2022: about 30%
- August 2022: about 50%
- September 2022: about 85%
- October 2022: about 90%
What you need to do now
If you are planning a trip to Japan, there are some things to do now. There is a lot of accumulated demand for traveling to Japan, so tickets and plane accommodations should be a priority.
Input Details Of “Kinship Visa”
The close relatives of Japanese citizens and permanent and long -term residents in Japan can now enter Japan whenever they apply first. This is quite confusing, but the Japanese Times reports that the following people can visit Japan with a kinship visa:
Family members in the first level of kinship to Teijūsha (long -term foreign population) who want to come to Japan to visit their families. (First level relatives are defined as children and parents, while second level relationship refers to brothers, grandparents and grandchildren. Family members in the first and second degree of kinship to Japanese citizens and permanent residents who want to come to Japan to visit their families.
So, this is the point: if you have Japanese relatives who live in Japan, you may visit. And, if you have a partner, father or son who lives in Japan as a permanent population (Eijusha) or long -term population (Teijusha) that you can visit (one of them must be written on their origin cards). Not all foreigners living in Japan are classified as long -term or permanent residents. Many people who use students or visas are not long -term residents. The easiest way to verify is to get your contact in Japan to see your cards (where your condition will be written in English and Japanese). Foreign military personnel generally do not classify as long -term residents.
These are some of the main points:
- If you meet the requirements for a kinship visa, you can visit the social objectives (that is, not harmful) and can travel anywhere in this country.
- Your relatives in Japan must provide several documents. Japanese citizens must supply Kseki-Tohon (family registration). The permanent and long -term population must provide copies, scan or photographs of residential cards and Juminhyo (residential certificates).
- The entire application process takes approximately 5 or 6 weeks, but it is possible that you can move everything a little faster.
The Japanese consulate in Los Angeles has very good facts about the kinship visa process.
The Japanese consulate in Seattle has a list of good ingredients that must be sent.
Is Japan Open For The Current Trip?
Since March 1, travelers and foreign business students can enter Japan whenever they have the right visa (it is applied first at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate: a sponsor will need in Japan). In addition, some relatives of Japanese citizens, permanent residents and long -term residents can enter (see the “kinship visa” section above for more details). Tourists from certain countries can enter Japan with a package package, but first they must present a visa. Free and independent tourists have not been allowed, but we hope this will happen at the beginning of autumn.
See the site of the Japanese Foreign Ministry (MOF) to obtain the last details. Because the page is quite confusing, you may also want to call the Japanese embassy or the closest consulate to you. Or, the United States embassy in Tokyo has the clearest information about the specific policy of the new entry here (move down to the “entry and outgoing requirements”). Another good source is Ana’s website.
What Do You Need To Enter Japan When It Is Reopened?
Although Japan has not officially announced how and when they will reopen tourists, we can guess what reopening based on how they have reopened for foreign residents and entrepreneurs. According to this information, you can start making some reasonable preparations for when Japan really opens the door again. These are some of the main points:
- It is likely that a negative Covid test is needed within 72 hours of its flight to Japan. It is almost certain that you will be asked to show this evidence when you check for your flight, and you must show it to Japanese immigration at the time of arrival. At this point, there are two acceptable tests: PCR test and quantitative antigen test of Cleia. You can start investigating where you can get such a test at this time, including airport where the test service is available.
- Japanese government website and contrary to Covid problems. See the United States Embassy on the Tokyo site previously listed to obtain the most obvious and recent details.
- If the worst becomes the worst, you want to make sure your travel insurance policy. World nomadic policy includes Covid Care. For more details, visit our travel insurance page.
We will continue monitoring the developments around the opening carefully. As soon as Japan announced the details, we will publish them here. Our objective is to provide complete details of the entry requirements, application procedures and real experiences when entering Japan, so it often verifies again.