Question about Corona Virus

Updated 9th October, 11:03

Japan has suspended its visa waiver system for any visitors travelling on a British passport until at least the end of October 2020. This means you cannot enter Japan as a visitor without a visa.

Only British nationals with Status of Residency in Japan or are visiting for short-term business purposes will be allowed to re-enter Japan. A visa is needed for short-term business purposes.

The UK government and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated its advisory for travel to Japan. Since the 3rd of July, Japan is exempt from advice against “all but essential” travel.  In addition, you will not need to self-isolate when you arrive back in the UK. However, restrictions against arrivals into Japan are still implemented by the Japanese government.

If your trip is scheduled between now and the end of November, please contact us by email (travel2japan@jtb-europe.com) and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your options.

If your flight is not booked through us, please contact the airline concerned directly.

Current Information about Coronavirus:

We are monitoring government and media sources for information about Coronavirus and will continue to update this page regularly with information from the UK and Japanese government.

Please be sure to check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan for the latest information.

For a current list of temporarily closed attractions and cancelled events in Japan, please refer to the Japan National Tourism Organisation Website: https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

If you have any questions concerning Coronavirus and the travel arrangements you have booked with us, please email us.