Foreign nationals with the status of residence who left Japan before Aug. 31 with a valid re-entry permit are now eligible to re-enter Japan.

Key Points:

  • Upon re-entry, these travelers will be required to present a Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan obtained from the Japanese overseas establishments in the country/region where they reside, and a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight. More details on the process and required documents for re-entry can be found here.
  • Foreign nationals who intend to depart Japan will be required to submit a re-entry request beforehand. For those departing before Sept. 6, this request can be made directly with the immigration inspector at the port of departure. For all other departures, this request must be submitted via email to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan (specific email addresses are to be used for the different regions in Japan). Eligible individuals will then receive a confirmation receipt, which they will need to present to the immigration inspector at the port of departure. To view more information on the procedures and a sample template of the request, please click here.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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