Japan Ends Covid-19 Entry Requirements May 8


Japan will end COVID-19 entry requirements on May 8, 2023 for international visitors, as part of the country's decision to categorize COVID-19 as a common disease, a major shift toward normalizing social and economic activities. Travelers arriving in Japan prior to May 8 will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated (including a booster shot) or provide a negative results from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival in Japan (see Japan Entry Requirements).

Also on May 8, the Japanese government will initiate a new genomic surveillance program, where arrivals with symptoms such as a fever are tested voluntarily, with the goal of detecting new infectious diseases.


Where to Stay in Japan

We recommend the Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi, Ritz-Carlton Tokyo (club level) and the Shangri-La Tokyo (club level), Ritz-Carlton Nikko, the InterContinental Osaka (club level), Four Seasons Kyoto, Park Hyatt Kyoto, and Nishimuraya Honkan, among others. Also see our Top Japan Luxury Hotel Offers 2023 for current offers.


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