The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan released an announcement to suspend all new entries into Japan from all countries around the world in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Who will be affected?

All new entries into Japan for long-term status, foreign students, and entry for business purposes.

Impact

From 0:00am, Tuesday, 30 November 2021, the Japanese immigration authorities have suspended new entries into Japan from all around the world until 31 December 2021.

Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

During this period, the previous approved programs have been suspended:

  • New entries into Japan for long-term status, foreign students, and entry for business purposes
  • New applicants who have received a 2x COVID vaccination and holding a valid certificate
Implementation

Effective Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Santa Fe Analysis

Santa Fe Relocation Services will monitor the situation closely and provide updated information once available.

Should you have any questions regarding entry, please contact the following:

Aimee Qu
Immigration Consultant
Santa Fe Relocation
Tokyo, Japan.
E: aimee.qu@santaferelo.com
D +(81-3) 3589 4029

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
E: Robert.Day@santaferelo.com
D: +44 7990 021125

To read more immigration updates, click here

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