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flag Japan Japan: Entry requirements

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

 

Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
None
Tobacco
400 cigarettes
100 cigars
500g of tobacco
Alcohol
Only for passengers over 20
3 0.75 L bottles
Perfume
59.1ml (2 ounces)
Foreign Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Upwards of 1 million JPY
Local Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Upwards of 1 million JPY
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Consult the Customs Guide for visitors.
Other Requirements
None

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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.
For Further Information
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

Crime
Muggings are rare and the streets are safe. Theft of documents, money or personal effects happen rarely.
Terrorist Risk
Low
Risk of Natural Disaster
Japan is affected by 20% of the biggest earthquakes on the planet. Every year natural disasters occur: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, typhoons and heavy flooding.
For Further Information
Travel Warnings given by the U.S. State Department

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