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Has Japan Finally “Opened” Its Borders to the World?

The webinar will take place Sep 30, 2022 09:00 AM in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo time.  You can register here.  

Register to attend live and ask questions, or to receive a recording of the session.


The backlog of people awaiting to enter Japan after the shuttering of borders has meant that border openings, even the initial small ones, had an enormous impact.  The supply of everything expats need from housing to automobiles has felt the strain, and so have the new arrivals.  The Relo Japan team will explore the current challenges and ways  to plan for them and ensure the smoothest relocation.

The most recent update on Japan:

  • As of September 7, 2022, the negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure to Japan requirement will be waived for individuals who have received 3 doses of an approved vaccine. Japan government approved vaccinations can be found here
  • The daily overseas cap of 20,000 has increased to 50,000 and non-guided, packaged tourism, reserved through travel agencies only, allowed. Individual tourism remains banned at this time.
  • For the local situation, due to the heavy impact on the healthcare system the government no longer requires the full reporting of new COVID-19 cases for Miyazaki, Ibaraki, Tottori, and Saga prefectures, but instead only requires the reporting of new cases of elderly individuals (65+), individuals who require hospitalization, individuals with pre-existing conditions, and pregnant women. This will be extended to all prefectures effective September 26.
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