Japan easing global entry restrictions from October 1st. The photo is for illustrative purposes only.
There are immigration restrictions in Japan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, on September 25, the Japanese government decided to changed the system that immigration restrictions that had been applied to the whole world from October 1st and allow entry into Japan.
Japan currently refuses entry from 159 countries and regions in principle , due to the coronavirus pandemic but from October 1st, foreigners with a medium to long-term status of residence (3 months or more) including a “Student visa” will be eligible. The new entry will be permitted on the condition that priorvirus tests such as PCR tests, waiting for 14 days at hotels, and not using public transportation are required.
Target countries / regions (as of September 25th)
* Targeting countries / regions where the infection situation is calm, it will be implemented sequentially after consultation and coordination with each country / region.
1) Countries and regions that have agreed to start and operate
Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei
2) Countries and regions under discussion / coordination
China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia
At ISI Japanese Language School, in order for students to join the face-to-face class smoothly, we will organize the October-intake online class together with the class in Japan when immigration restrictions and visa issuance suspension measures are lifted.
Depending on the class, students taking face-to-face lessons and students taking online lessons may take the same class.Class hours are as follows. Orientation for new October-intake students will start on October 7th, and classes will start on October 8th. All the faculties and staffs are looking forward to your enrollment.
[Class time] (Japan time)
Morning class: 8: 50-10: 20/10: 30-12: 00
Afternoon class: 13: 00-14: 30/14: 40-16: 10
[Related information homepage]
Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel （Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on September 25, 2020）
The above information is as of September 25th. The conditions for entry may vary depending on the country / region.
In addition, The number of people who will be granted entry will also be limited. The government plans to gradually raise the cap while expanding the virus-testing system at airports.
The contents of the target countries and regions, as well as the necessary procedures and details set by the applicable target countries and regions may be updated, so please check the websites of the Japanese embassies in each country.