To learn more about how InsideJapan is preparing for when travel resumes, head to our Travel with Confidence page.
We have summarised the current government advisories of various countries below. To find out more, click on each header to visit the website for your location.
UK FCO Travel Advice - Japan
Fully vaccinated returnees will need to have a PCR test taken on or before the second day after their return to the UK. This test will need to be booked prior to your return to the UK. A passenger locator form completed online within 48hrs of arriving in the UK is also necessary.
U.S. Department of State - Travel.State.Gov
Japan is currently on Level 3: Reconsider Travel, which essentially means that US citizens should not to travel to Japan unless it is necessary.
Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
From the 1st of November, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs shifted from a blanket travel ban, to a more controlled approach. Japan's travel advisory was lowered from Level Four "Do Not Travel", to Level Three "Excercise a High Degree of Caution". Depending on which Australian state you are travelling from, fully-vaccinated returnees will no longer need to commit to any form of quarantine and simply have to return a negative PCR test within 72hrs prior to their arrival back into Australia (currently applicable to travel in and out of Victoria, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory). Please note that some states will still require you to undergo either hotel or home quarantine on return regardless of vaccination status.
Government of Canada - Official Global Travel Advisories - Japan
From the 21st of October, the Canadian Government dropped its strict ban on non-essential travel and will now allow fully-vaccinated travellers to travel freely and avoid quarantine on return. Japan's risk level has been revised to "Take Normal Security Precautions" and vaccinated returnees to Canada will simply have to provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72hrs and submit travel plans to ArriveCAN prior to their arrival. Please note that you may still be subject to random medical screenings on return to Canada.
To find out more about how specific airlines are operating their flights and their terms and conditions, visit the pages below:
British Airways - COVID-19 Travel and Service Updates
United - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Qantas - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Updates
American Airlines - Travel Updates
Delta Air Lines - Coronavirus Updates