Visa exemption countries
Depending on the nationality, the purpose of the visit and the length of intended stay, a foreigner may or may not require a visa to enter Japan.
COVID-19 Business Track
The Government of Japan has started procedures for the use of the Business Track with Singapore. The Business Track enables limited business activities during the 14-day stay at home period, immediately after arrival at Japan, on condition that travellers accept additional quarantine measures. This is the only type of visa available at the moment. please, visit the Covid-19 Covid-19 Business Track visa page.
Japan has taken measures concerning the Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 countries and regions as the chart below.
Nationals and citizens of those countries and regions shown below are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan when their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting relatives/ acquaintances, etc. However, when foreign nationals engage in paid activities in Japan or their periods of stay exceed those stipulated in each country’s arrangement of short-term stay, visas will be required to enter Japan.
- Period of Stay: The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be “15 days” for Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, and “30 days” for United Arab Emirates and “90 days” for other countries and regions.
- For Peru and Colombia nationals, it is highly recommended to obtain a visa in advance, otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.