Japan

Japan map

Region: East Asia

Requirements

Passport Validity
Valid for the intended period of stay
Other Documents
Advisable to arrive with: (1)a fixed-date, confirmed return ticket (E-tickets are also accepted) or onward journey ticket, (2) relevant documentation concerning itinerary (i.e. hotel reservations, conference details…), (3) proof of sufficient funds
Transit
- Visa-exempt passports do not require a Transit Visa. For all passports, no transit visa required for transiting through Japan within the same airport without leaving the secured area when holding onward tickets transiting on the same calendar day, or up to 72 hours through Tokyo Haneda (HND) or Osaka Kansai (KIX).
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Travellers holding passports with visa exemptions permitting stays of up to 6 months under the bilateral visa exemption (Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom) who wish to stay for more than 90 days are required to apply for an extension before the period of permitted stay expires.
  2. For Barbados, Turkey, and Lesotho: exemption limited to ICAO-compliant Machine-Readable Passports (MRP) or ePassports.
  3. For Malaysia: exemption limited to ICAO-compliant ePassports.
Sources:

COVID-19 Travel Alert: Summary

Updated: 2020-09-01
Entry Ban: 159 Areas
  1. Starting April 3, entry denied to all travellers who have visited any of 159 countries/territories within the last 14 days unless there are special circumstances. Nationals of Japan and their spouses and children are exempt and allowed entry. Residents of Japan with 'Permanent Resident' or 'Long Term Resident', who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by 2 April 2020 are exempt and allowed entry. Travellers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit are exempt and allowed entry. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.
  2. Starting 1 September 2020 all travellers with valid statuses of residency are permitted to travel abroad and re-enter.
Sources:
  1. Travel Japan: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information
  2. "Japan lays out way back for residents with expired visas and re-entry permits"