Travel to Japan

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

Updated 28 February 2022

Relaxation of entry ban

From 1 March 2022, the entry ban for travelers to Japan is being relaxed, except for tourist purposes.

All Dutch nationals without a Japanese residence permit require a visa to enter Japan, this must be applied for at the Japanese embassy in their country of residence.

New entrants need a sponsor company in Japan. The sponsor company must complete online registration:

For more information contact the Japanese embassy in the Hague:

PCR test

From 1 March 2022 all travelers from the Netherlands to Japan require a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of departure and will be tested again upon arrival in Japan.

Fully vaccinated (with a booster) entrants to Japan from the Netherlands are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival. Other entrants without a booster must complete a 7 day home quarantine. However, if a negative PCR or Quantitative Antigen Test is submitted on the 3rd day of quarantine, one can end after confirmation from the Japanese Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare (MHLW).

All Dutch nationals who are not residents of Japan still require a visa. Please apply at the Japanese embassy in the Hague:

More details: