Travel to Japan

The latest updates regarding entry restrictions, quarantine and other regulations for travelers from the Netherlands to Japan.

Updated 10 November 2021

Tourism

Entry restrictions for travelers from the Netherlands to Japan for the purpose of tourism remain in place.

Business

Short term business travel
 

Short term business travel to Japan is possible from Monday 8th November 2021.
 

Sponsor companies (receiving organizations, not individuals) in Japan must apply for permission from the relevant Japanese Ministry and documents including an application form, written pledge, activity plan must be submitted.

More details can be found on the page below (Japanese)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00318.html

Contact numbers of relevant Ministries can be found below:

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000853718.pdf

All Dutch nationals currently require a visa to enter Japan, application can be made at the Japanese embassy of the country of residence after receiving approval from the relevant Japanese Ministry.


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Long term business travel
 

Long term stays for foreign nationals such as expat workers and students must be screened by the relevant Ministry in Japan.  

Sponsor companies in Japan should contact the relevant Ministry, students should contact their school/university.

Quarantine rules

The quarantine rules have changed for fully vaccinated* travellers (*only vaccines approved by Japan: Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca). 

Sponsor companies (receiving organisations, not individuals or families) in Japan must apply for permission from the relevant Japanese Ministry before departure and submit documents including:

-             Application form

-             Pledge form

-             Activity plan

-             List of travelers

-             Copy of passport

-             Copy of vaccine certificate must be submitted.

(these are attached for your reference)

More details and links to the forms can be found on the page below (Japanese)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00318.html

Contact numbers of relevant Ministries can be found below:

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000853718.pdf