What’s new

2021.8.10
Applications for a certificate of vaccination against the new coronavirus (Vaccine Passport) for overseas travelers began to be accepted by each municipality on July 26.
2021.8.10
SKYTRAX, the world's leading rating agency for airlines and airports, has announced the "World Airport Awards 2021".
2021.7.15
The Organization for the Development of Tourism in France (Atout France) and other associations of French tourism businesses called for proposals from the general public on responsible tourism in France and collected 1,830 proposals from 49,432 people from around the world between May 10 and June 20, 2021. 
2021.7.15
The Cabinet Secretariat has announced that it will offer free pre-board PCR and quantitative antigen tests to those who wish to board flights bound for Hokkaido and Okinawa.
2021.7.15
The Embassy of Japan in Indonesia and other organizations have started accepting applications for boarding special flights back to Japan by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
2021.7.13
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato announced at a press conference on July 12, 2021 that applications for vaccine passports will be accepted at municipalities from July 26, 2021, the effective date of the partial revision of the Enforcement Regulations of the Vaccination Law.
2021.7.08
The Kinoshita Group (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) and Kansai Airport (KAP), which operates three airports in the Kansai region, announced on July 8 that they would open a PCR testing center for the new coronavirus at Itami Airport on July 14.
2021.7.07
On July 6, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) added 19 new countries/regions to the list as designated countries of special concern for Covid-19 variants in terms of waterfront countermeasures.
2021.7.05
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in the U.S. has started offering free vaccinations at the airport clinic, SFO Medical Clinic.
2021.7.02
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato announced at a press conference on July 1, 2021 that the actual issuance of Japan's vaccination certificates (so-called vaccine passports) is scheduled to begin in late July after the issuance of the Enforcement Regulations of the Immunization Law in mid-July and the trial of the Vaccination Record System (VRS) by local governments.
2021.6.30
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is expanding its network in Asia and the Middle East during the summer schedule in anticipation of a recovery in travel demand this summer.
2021.6.29
On June 28, the Japanese government announced that it would designate five new countries and regions as designated countries and regions for the mutant strain that was first identified in India, and that it would strengthen its waterfront measures.
2021.6.29
The Office of the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary held the first briefing session for local governments on June 25, 2021 on the procedures for issuing vaccination certificates for the new coronavirus.
2021.6.25
The Hong Kong government announced that quarantine measures for entering the country would gradually relax.
2021.6.23
On June 21, the Japanese government announced that it would designate nine new countries and regions as designated countries and regions for the mutant strain that was first identified in India, and that it would strengthen its waterfront measures.
2021.6.23
At a press conference held on June 17, 2021, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato announced that preparations are underway to make official proof of vaccination (so-called vaccine passports) available in writing by mid-July to those who need it to enter countries for the time being.
2021.6.22
Japan Airlines (JAL/JL, 9201) announced on June 21 that it has renewed its domestic flight counters at New Chitose Airport.
2021.6.22
The Thai government has officially decided to accept foreign travelers who have completed their vaccinations in Phuket without any quarantine measures.
2021.6.17
Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo of the U.S. state of New York lifted most restrictions on the new coronavirus on June 15, in light of the fact that 70 percent of state residents over the age of 18 have completed their first dose of the new coronavirus vaccine.
2021.6.17
SITA which is a global air transport information technology company, Star Alliance, and NEC, have agreed to provide biometric services at airports for Star Alliance member airlines.
2021.6.10
The European Union has approved the issuance of a common certificate that will allow free movement within the region ahead of this summer's vacation season.
2021.6.09
The United States on Tuesday eased its warning against travel to a number of major nations including Olympics host Japan, Canada and Mexico after reassessing Covid concerns.
2021.6.09
Japan Airlines (JAL) has expanded its PCR testing service for JAL domestic flights to all fares on all JAL group routes.
2021.6.08
On June 6, Germany added Japan to the list of countries outside the region that are allowed to enter the country due to the low risk of infection by the new coronavirus.
2021.6.02
The government of Japan has designated six countries/regions as "endemic countries/regions for mutant strain B.1.617" to strengthen security measures against it.
2021.6.02
The Japanese government has decided to remove Israel and Slovakia from the list of countries/regions where new coronavirus mutants are prevalent.
2021.5.27
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) will strengthen its waterfront measures by adding four new countries and regions to the list of designated countries and regions for the mutant strains first identified in India: the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, and Denmark.
2021.5.25
On May 24, 2021, ANA began a demonstration of the IATA Travel Pass digital health authentication application on a flight from Haneda to New York (NH110). From now until June 6, in addition to the Haneda/New York route, the demonstration will be conducted on the Haneda/Honolulu route by recruiting participants from among passengers.
2021.5.25
On May 24 (local time), the U.S. Department of State raised the travel level for Japan to "Level 4" and asked U.S. citizens to stop traveling to the country due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Japan.
2021.5.20
Kansai Airport (KAP), the operator of Kansai International Airport, installed an automatic PCR inspection robot system in the airport on May 20.
2021.5.20
On May 18, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan raised the risk of infectious disease information for seven countries to Level 3, "Avoid All Travel”.
2021.5.18
Japan Airlines will suspend its Narita - Busan, South Korea route from July.
2021.5.13
Delta Airlines (DAL/DL) will charge passengers a fuel surcharge at the time of ticket purchase for June and July tickets for the first time in 12 months (one year) since April and May 2020 due to rising fuel prices.
2021.3.16
On March 15, Euglena, Chevron Lummus Global, and Applied Research Associates announced the completion of the biojet fuel.
2021.2.1
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to work on three points in particular, saying that global standards are necessary to ensure the safe and smooth resumption of international flights.
2020.12.11
Japan Airlines (JL) announced on 11 December 2020 that all passengers in international flights will be provided with "JAL COVID-19 Cover."
2020.12.10
Cathay Pacific (CX) recently began offering free COVID Insurance automatically when reservations are made.
2020.12.08
Delta Air Lines is strengthening its structure for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at its hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City (JFK) and Seattle, installing vaccine control towers with centralized 24/7 monitoring.
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
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