Japan – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19-related entry restrictions.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Japan.

There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Japan.

If you decide to travel to Japan:

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Discuss travel to Japan with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
Follow Embassy Tokyo’s American Citizen Services section on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the Country Security Report for Japan.
Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 
Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.