Entry Restrictions will be eased - Tourists excluded

The Japanese Government is considering to ease entrance restrictions for anyone planning to stay in the country for more than three months, allowing workers and students from any nation to enter the country. The Asahi Shimbun reported the proposal, citing multiple government sources.

Entrance will be limited to 1,000 people per day, and there will be a 14 day self-isolation requirement. All visitors need to clear the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test upon arrival at the airport.

Business travel from several countries such as Vietnam and Thailand resumed on a limited scale back in late July.

Entering the country for tourism purposes will continue to be banned.


UPDATE Oct 1st - Starting today applications for visas are being accepted on a limited basis. Information on who is eligible and what kind of paperwork is necessary can be found in the below Japan Times article.