As of June 6, 2022

New Entry of foreign nationals

Based on the New Border Measures (29), from June 10, 2022, foreign nationals who apply for new entry into Japan based on either of the following categories (1), (2 or (3) below are regarded as those with “special exceptional circumstances” and are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations (The 16th meeting of the International Association of Phonosurgery (IAP Kyoto 2022)) complete prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).

(1) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment (continued from March 1)

(2) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay for tourism (only when a travel agency among others organizing the trip serves as the receiving organization of the entrants) (start from June10) (New !)

(3) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay (continued from March 1)

For further information of the New Border Measures (29), please refer to "Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel" page.

VISA application

Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit.
(1) A certificate for completion of Registration to the ERFS system obtained by a receiving organization (The 16th meeting of the International Association of Phonosurgery (IAP Kyoto 2022)) through online application

(2) Please submit the registration completion certificate together with other visa application documents according to the purpose of your visit.
(Please refer to “ Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel” page for more details).

Quarantine measures: Review on the on-arrival COVID-19 test and the home quarantine period after entry into Japan (New!)

From 0:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022, based on the New Border Measures (28), on-arrival test, self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan may be changed according to the grouping (“Red” , “Yellow” and “Blue” categories) of the countries/regions in which the entrants stayed within 14 days before the day of return to Japan or the day of application for landing on Japan and whether they obtain a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Classification Vaccination
On-arrival Test Quarantine period and other measures after entry into Japan
Red No Required 3-day quarantine at a specific facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station (+negative test result (PCR test) at the facility)
Yes Required
Yellow No Required 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test or 7-day home quarantine without test
Yes Not Required
Blue No Not Required Home quarantine and other measures are not required
Yes Not Required

*Classification can be found here. (

Please see more detailed information on the following website.

Related Links:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan