New Entry of foreign nationals

Based on the New Border Measures (29), from June 10, 2022, foreign nationals who apply for new entry into Japan based on either of the following categories (1), (2) or (3) below are regarded as those with “special exceptional circumstances” and are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations (Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine) complete prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).

  1. Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment (continued from March 1)
  2. Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay for tourism (only when a travel agency among others organizing the trip serves as the receiving organization of the entrants) (start from June10) (New!)
  3. Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay (continued from March 1)

For further information of the New Border Measures (29), please refer to “Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel” page.

Quarantine measures: Review on the on-arrival COVID-19 test and the home quarantine period after entry into Japan (New!)

From 0:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022, based on the New Border Measures (28), on-arrival test, self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan may be changed according to the grouping (“Red” , “Yellow” and “Blue” categories) of the countries/regions in which the entrants stayed within 14 days before the day of return to Japan or the day of application for landing on Japan and whether they obtain a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

  • 1 Your isolation will be terminated if Covid-19 test is negative on the third day of isolation at the designated facility.
  • 2 Your isolation will be terminated if Covid-19 test is negative on the third day of isolation. You will be required quarantine for a total of 7 days if you do not take the test.
  • Classification can be found here.

VISA application

Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit.

  1. A certificate for completion of Registration to the ERFS system obtained by a receiving organization (WFNMB2022/JSNM) through online application
  2. Please submit the registration completion certificate together with other visa application documents according to the purpose of your visit.
    (Please refer to “Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel” page for more details).

Required documentation for WFNMB2022

If you plan to visit Japan to attend WFNMB2022, please refer to the following.

  1. Please register and sign in to the website below:

    • If you haven’t registered for the Congress yet, please create a new account.
    • For those who have already completed the registration, please provide the required additional information.
    • For those who have chosen the Onsite participation, visa application details will be displayed.
  2. Visa Application Details. Please fill in the following information on “my registration page”

    • Applicant (and accompanying person’s): date of birth and other personal information
    • Applicant (and accompanying person’s): upload your passport image
    • Flight information
    • Name of the hotel accommodation
    • Hotel URL(if it is a private home, please write the address and a contact name)
  3. After having confirmed the application details, the WFNMB2022 Secretariat will issue two visa application documents.


    • We do not promise to issue Visa documents to all the applicants.
    • Please note that you may not receive the documents if the email address or postal address is not correct.
  4. Please submit the documents at the Embassies or Consulates of Japan in your country/region or diplomatic missions of your country/region in Japan, and then apply for a Visa.

    • As Visa and immigration information may change depending on the status of COVID-19 infection in Japan, please check the website of the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your residence area for the latest news.

Before Departure

Pre-entry COVID-19 test

All those who enter Japan are requested to submit a certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from your country/region.

Please confirm the details by visiting the following links:

Fast Track

You can shorten the quarantine procedure at the arrival airport by installing the designated smartphone application MySOS and submitting the following 4 items before departing from your country:

  1. Questionnaire
  2. Written pledge
  3. Vaccination Certificate
  4. A valid COVID-19 Test Certificate (image data)
    • Fast Track pre-registration has to be completed no later than 6 hours before arrival.

    Please confirm the details by visiting the following links:

Related Links:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan