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Japan Vaccination Requirements | Do I need a vaccine to travel to Japan?

Japan Vaccination Requirements | Do I need a vaccine to travel to Japan?
iVisa | Updated on Apr 11, 2023

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If you are ready to visit Japan, you may want to know if you need a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or other vaccines to enter the country. Likewise, it's important to know if you need to have the Japan Health Declaration.

It is also possible that you need the Japan Tourist Visa before you go! Keep reading to discover all the requirements and how to apply. iVisa can help you with the online process. Enjoy our simple, speedy, and secure process.

Keep reading to find out all you need to know!

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine before traveling to Japan?

We know COVID-19 has slowed down tourism in Japan, but luckily the country is again open for travel! Recently, health authorities have lifted strict health protocols.

However, some COVID-19 restrictions still apply:

  • Travelers under 18, traveling with fully-vaccinated adults, are exempt from the vaccination requirements.
  • Triple vaccinated (double + booster) travelers: do not need to do a PCR test.
  • Double vaccinated / non-vaccinated travelers: must still do a PCR test (no more than 72 hours before departure).

Approved vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Covaxin, and Novavax.

Please remember that Japan considers travelers fully vaccinated if they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses (including the third one). Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Japan travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Must I quarantine upon arrival in Japan?

No, quarantine is not necessary. You're free to explore the country once you arrive.

Do I have to do a pre-arrival PCR test to visit Japan?

It depends on your vaccination status. You do not have to show a negative PCR test if you are fully vaccinated (three doses). If you have only received two doses or are not vaccinated against COVID-19, you must still do a PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure.

Do I need other vaccinations to travel to Japan?

Health authorities recommend having typhoid, diphtheria, and hepatitis vaccinations before your trip. For COVID-19, it’s not necessary to get vaccinated before landing in Japan, but some other restrictions (as mentioned above) may apply.

Always check with your general practitioner or go to the CDC website to find out all travel advice for your trip to Japan.

Do I need to fill out a Japan Health Declaration?

No, a health declaration is not required anymore to travel to Japan. However, depending on your nationality, you may still need a Japan Tourist Visa. Check below to find out if you need one and how to apply easily with iVisa.

How can I get a visa for Japan with iVisa?

It's pretty simple! We offer a fully guided service to get the Japan Tourist Visa to save you time, money, and stress. You can choose between a single- and multiple-entry visa.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Fill out iVisa's simplified form with your personal and travel details. Receive support from your personal iVisa expert from start to end via WhatsApp, email, or online chat.

  2. Pay the iVisa processing fee with a credit or debit card.

  3. Gather the required documents and submit them at your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. Don’t worry! We’ll give you a complete manual with instructions and tips for a successful application.

  4. Pay the government fee at the embassy or consulate.

After that, all you need to do is wait for the Japanese government’s decision, receive your visa, and get ready to travel!

Which documents and info do I need to apply?

You must complete the application form with trip details. Also, you must have the following:

  • Valid passport with a remaining validity of at least 6 months.
  • Applicant photo that you can get through the iVisa digital photo service.
  • Email address to receive the visa confirmation.
  • Payment method, such as a PayPal account or a credit/debit card.

Can I contact you with my questions about Japan?

Absolutely! Connect with our expert customer support agents who are available whenever you need them.

Is iVisa trustworthy?

Of course! We have been working with governments to help out customers obtain visas and other travel documents over 10 years. Our visa experts are available 24/7 to help.

Explore the reviews from some of our happy customers. Whether you want to know if you need a vaccine to travel to Japan or how to get a Japan Tourist Visa, we're here for you.

iVisa recommends

Dreaming about Japan? Visit Mount Fuji and enjoy the magnificent natural landscape! The peak rises to 3,776 meters above sea level, and you can even see it from Tokyo, located 100 kilometers away.

The mountain is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Nothing compares to seeing the sunrise from the summit. Most climbers start the adventure at the fifth station, from where it will take around six hours to hike up.

The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is another famous landmark in Japan. The 17th-century building is a magnificent testimony of the Japanese Royal family. Check out the East Higashi-Gyoen Garden or go to the Nijubashi Bridge, a romantic spot for couples.

Additionally, you can explore the Ginza shopping district to shop till you drop. At the Kabuki-za Theatre you can see some of the best art performances in the country.

Don't forget to apply for the Japan Tourist Visa before traveling. Enjoy your trip!

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