Nueva regulación del control de frontera de Japón desde octubre 2022

Oct 14, 2022

Relacionado con el tema del control de la pandemia de COVID, desde octubre de 2022, la regulación de frontera japonesa va a ser modificada, sigue el texto inglés,


On September 26, the Japanese government announced details of the new COVID-19-

related border measures. Consequently, from October 11, the restriction on the number of

entrants will be removed, and visa exemption arrangements with 68 countries and regions

will be resumed. Simultaneously, applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up

Systems (ERFS) by the receiving organization in Japan, a requirement for new entry of

foreign nationals, will no longer be necessary. Also, regarding the vaccination certificate

(for three doses) required for passengers entering Japan to be exempt from on-arrival tests,

accepted vaccines will be expanded to those on the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s)



From 00:00 JST on October 11, 2022, the following new measures will apply:

1. Review of restrictions on the new entry of foreign nationals

Regarding new entry of foreign nationals into Japan, applications in the Entrants, Returnees

Follow-up Systems (ERFS) by the receiving organization located in Japan are no longer

necessary from October 11. In addition, the measure to limit the entry of foreign tourists

to those on package tours will be lifted at the same time.


2. Reinstatement of visa exemption arrangements

Visa exemption arrangements will resume.

3. Review of inspections

On arrival test, self-quarantine in own residence or accommodation, monitoring during

self-quarantine, or refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required,

except for returnees or entrants with suspected infections. However, all returnees and

entrants must submit a vaccination* certificate (for three doses) or a Covid-19 negative test

certificate (the test must be conducted within 72 hours before departure).

* Only vaccines listed for emergency use by WHO are valid.


4. Review of the restriction on the number of entrants

The current cap of 50,000 entrants per day will be removed.

For more details, visit the following Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.