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Japan Entry Requirements & Visit Japan Instructions

Japan Entry Requirements

Last Updated: 2 May 2023

The current entry requirements for Japan are as follows. You will be required to have/provide:  

  • A valid passport with a minimum of 6 months' validity 

These details may be subject to change at any given time. Please see further information below and monitor Smart Traveller up until your date of departure.


  • From 29 April 2023, Japan has removed all COVID-19 entry requirements. You don't need to present your vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test on arrival.
  • From 11 October 2022, a visa is no longer required for Australian, New Zealand and British passport holders to enter Japan. All other passport holders should check with your nearest Consulate.

Face Masks

The Japanese Government recommends mask wearing in medical institutions, nursing homes, and on crowded buses or trains. Mask wearing in other locations is a personal choice.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommend you purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your holiday including Covid-19 cover. Medical expenses in Japan can be costly. If you haven't done so already, please email info@wendywutours.com.au your insurance provider and policy number for our records.

Optional - Visit Japan Forms

Passengers may wish to complete a Questionnaire available on the Visit Japan website before departure from Australia for a smoother and quicker arrival procedure. 

Visit Japan website: https://www.vjw.digital.go.jp/main/#/vjwplo001  

Visit Japan help manual:  https://www.vjw.digital.go.jp/manual/main/visitjapanweb_manual_en.pdf 

Further queries:

Please call 1300 727 998, email info@wendywutours.com.au or speak to your travel agent should you have any questions regarding entry to Japan. 

Note: The information on this page was last updated on 2 May 2023. Entry requirements change frequently and without prior notice. It is each travellers responsibility to ensure they meet the entry requirements for Japan. 


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