On 28th August 2020, the Government of Japan announced its decision that all foreign nationals with a Status of Residence who left Japan before 31st August 2020 with a valid re-entry permit, are now eligible to re-enter Japan from 1st September 2020, regardless of their date of departure from Japan.
■ Eligible persons
Re-entry permit holders who have left Japan by August 31st, 2020.
Note: Those who do not currently hold a valid Status of Residence and re-entry permit/deemed re-entry permit are not eligible.
■ Necessary procedures
You need to carry out following procedures (1) and (2). Please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ homepage at the link at the end of this section for details. Japan's border control measures are still continuing. Please check the current epidemic prevention measures yourself.
(1) You must obtain a Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Necessary Documentation for Re-entry into Japan at an embassy or consulate of Japan overseas.
(2) You must have a negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours of your flight’s scheduled departure time.
【Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA) homepage explaining procedures】
*Reference: The announcement made by the Japanese Government on 28th August on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs homepage regarding the re-entry of foreign nationals who possess a Japanese Residence Status