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Updated: February 20, 2024

Japan has reopened to international travel, and all border measures relating to COVID-19 were lifted as of April 29, 2023. However, in order to have a safer and more enjoyable visit to Tokyo, it is important to know what to do if something unexpected happens.
This page collects information from the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government regarding COVID-19, as well as measures taken against the virus by various local businesses and institutions, and also a few requests to travelers visiting Tokyo. Please make sure to take a look at the following, and enjoy a safe and pleasant trip to Tokyo.


Planning a Visit to Japan

As of April 29, 2023, it is no longer necessary to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of testing negative for the virus when entering Japan.

Anyone entering Japan can use the immigration office's online service, Visit Japan Web, to complete immigration procedures and customs declarations via the link below:

In order to enjoy a safe trip to Japan, it is important to have adequate insurance in case something unexpected happens:

As of May 8, 2023, the Japanese Government reclassified COVID-19 as a Category V infectious disease. The poster below has information on effective measures that can be taken to prevent its spread.

As of March 13, 2023, the decision as to whether or not to wear a mask is now up to the individual:


In the Event of Illness or Injury

This website contains useful information for receiving medical treatment in Japan:
For safe travel in Japan
Guidebook for when you are feeling ill


Initiatives by Transportation Systems

The following are COVID-19 initiatives taken by airlines, airports, railways, buses, taxis, cruise ships, water buses, and passenger ship terminals.


Major airlines take initiatives such as recommending minimal carry-on baggage. For details, please visit the official websites.



Major railways in Tokyo take initiatives such as recommending avoiding rush hour and congested cabins. For details, please visit the official websites.



Fixed-route and tour buses operating in Tokyo take initiatives such as displaying signs showing countermeasures against infectious diseases. For details, please visit the official websites.



Major taxis operating in Tokyo take initiatives such as opening the windows and using the air conditioner's fresh-air mode in combination to ventilate the vehicle and prevent infection. For details, please visit the official websites.

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