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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
To obtain information on visa and entry requirements visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
To find the location of the Japanese embassy or consulates in your country visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
Hotel reservation websites
Contact the Embassy
Contact the Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

How to Refund Consumption Tax
Consult the Customs Guide for visitors.
Other Requirements

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Japan are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, chickenpox, influenza, measles, hepatitis A and B, rabies and poliomyelitis. When visiting Hokkaido, the Shimane Prefecture and Honshu, vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is recommended. In rural areas, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is advised. In light of the avian flu epidemic, it is recommended to avoid contact with live poultry or birds and avoid bird markets.
Hotel reservation websites
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
The World Health Organisation: Japan
U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: Japan
Travel Health Advice
The UK government up-to-date travel health advice, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at Foreign travel advice website (The UK Government official source of destination-specific travel information).

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Safety Conditions

Hotel reservation websites
Travel Warnings given by the U.S. State Department

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