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2020.10.14
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is considering easing its requirement for all travelers arrive from outside Japan to self quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020.10.13
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its estimations for the number of travelers in 2020, projecting a year-on-year decrease of 66% rather than the previously announced 63%, following even lower demand for travel than expected this past summer.
2020.10.09
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has confirmed that citizens of 52 countries, including Japan, will be allowed to enter Russia will electronic visas starting early 2021. Currently travelers arriving from 5 airports in the Far East can enter the country with an e-visa, and the use of e-visas is beginning the spread around the Federation, but travel is limited to regions specified in visa applications. With this announcement, travelers will be able to move around the country with an e-visa, and the period of stay will be extended from 8 days to 14 days. Electronic visas will be issued for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons, and the processing fee is 40 USD or free for children under 6. The policy takes effect in early 2021.
2020.10.08
The government of Japan has made clear that it will soon begin to drastically relax its border protections aimed at preventing the inflow of the novel coronavirus. Japanese returning from overseas business trips will, under certain conditions, no longer be required to quarantine for two weeks. This is aimed at boosting economic recovery by making it easier to conduct overseas business travel. This marks the first steps in the government's policy toward easing refusals of entry and recommendations to cancel travel plans, which began in January of this year and have since expanded, to 12 countries in which infection rates have gone down, including China and Korea. Visas will continue to be restricted, so foreign tourists are not expected, but those entering the country from designated regions will not require testing.
2020.09.03
On 28th August 2020, the Government of Japan announced its decision that all foreign nationals with the status of residence who have left and will leave Japan before 31st August 2020 with a valid re-entry permit, are now eligible to re-enter Japan from 1st September 2020. As for the foreign nationals with the status of residence currently residing in Japan and will depart from Japan on and after 1st September, please refer to the website of Immigration Services Agency of Japan .
2020.09.02
The “Go To Travel” Campaign subsidizes up to 50% of travel expenses (upper limit: 20,000 yen per person per night / 10,000 yen per day trip) including accommodation and transport fees. The Japanese government will provide discounts of 35% of the total costs and the remaining 15 % will be covered by regional coupons which will be issued from September.
2020.08.04
With the e-Gate, inbound passengers are able to submit the "Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles" (the Declaration) electronically, for example, during the waiting times for checked baggage. In this case, it is not necessary to submit the Declaration in paper any more. After retrieving checked baggage, passengers may simply walk through the Gate for customs clearance without stopping or waiting. (Passengers may be questioned or have their baggage inspected by Customs officers.)
2020.08.03
Since July 29, the Government of Japan has started the “Residence Track” which allows the resumption of travel between Thailand and Vietnam as the phased measures for resuming cross-border travel.
2020.07.08
According to the Prime Ministerial Decree dated on July 1st, France has lifted travel restrictions for the following 13 countries. - Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay -
2020.06.16
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations.
2020.06.16
English website is now opened
English website is now opened.

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