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Updated: October 18, 2022
As Japan reopens to international travel, it's important that everyone takes precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In order to enjoy your trip to Japan while keeping safe, please check the following information from the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the initiatives against COVID-19 taken by various service providers, and some requests for travelers. Review this information in advance while planning your trip.
Procedures for travelers entering Japan according to the Quarantine Act vary by country or region of origin as well as the purpose of your visit. For the latest information, please visit the official website.
"New travel etiquette" (leaflet) that all travelers are asked to follow as measures to prevent expansions of infections.
To ensure that you have a safe trip, please check the following information on basic precautions to prevent the spread of infection:
Various infection prevention measures must be followed after entering Japan. Those required to quarantine should be aware of the rules during that period. Check the link below for the latest information.
When using an airline, railway, bus, taxi, or passenger ship, check the COVID-19 measures taken by the relevant transportation service, such as wearing a mask, refraining from talking, and avoiding rush hour and congested cabins.
Check this flowchart for what to do in the event you are infected or injured while in Japan.
Follow-up action flow for Foreign Visitors infected or injured in Japan
If you have symptoms, such as a fever, contact the COVID-19 call center rather than going to a medical facility. If it is determined that you may be infected, arrangements will be made for you to visit an appropriate medical facility.
Coronavirus Call Center (COVID-19)
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has a useful web page that publishes frequently asked questions about COVID-19, covering topics such as virus characteristics, prevention measures, and medical system.
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.
Airports take initiatives such as limiting seating capacity. 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 COVID-19 measures and limiting seating capacity. 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.