Entry into Japan
Information for those who enter Japan
[Notice] Visit Japan Web service that allows you to enter information at the time of entry online in advance.
COVID-19 information on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
NB! Please make a reservation via email (email@example.com) or phone 6310531 before you visit the Embassy!
New entry requirements from 11 October 2022, 00:00 Japan time
The short term visa (less than 90 days) exemption measures have been resumed
From 11 October 2022, the visa exemption measures have been resumed for 68 countries and regions (including Estonia). This exemption includes tourist and transit travel, therefore it is no longer mandatory to book a package tour or guided group tour to visit Japan for tourism purposes.
Please note: Persons from countries and regions with visa exemption must still apply for a visa, submitting the Certificate of Eligibility, in the following cases:
- stays in Japan longer than 90 days
- paid activities*, even if the stay is shorter than 90 days
*paid activities: Activities for which applicants receive money from the Japanese side for the activity carried out in Japan. Expense allowances may not be considered as payment, but the decision on this is the sole responsibility of the Japanese Embassy or Consulates General.
About the Certificate of Eligibility, please see the website of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
From 17 March 2023, foreign nationals can receive the Certificate of Eligibility via email. In addition, foreign nationals can apply for visa and landing permission by presenting this email in person. Those who have a paper Certificate of Eligibility may submit a copy thereof.
For information on how to apply for a visa, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:
List of countries and regions exempt from visa requirements:
About Working Holiday Visa, you can find information here.
※If you are boarding an aircraft arriving in Japan after midnight on April 29, Japan time, you will no longer need to present a valid vaccination certificate or pre-departure inspection certificate. You can find more information here .
※However, those who have symptoms suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus will be inspected upon entry. If the test result is positive, it is necessary to follow the instructions of the quarantine station chief and receive medical treatment at an accommodation facility designated by the quarantine station chief.
※In addition, the current immigration inspections for those who have symptoms of the new coronavirus infection and the medical treatment at the facility, etc. when they are found to be positive for the new coronavirus infection will continue until 0:00 a.m. on May 8; at midnight on May 8, the infectious disease genome surveillance will start.
※As a result, there will be no quarantine procedures on the Visit Japan Web, but it is still possible to pre-register for immigration and customs declarations, so if you are considering entering or returning to Japan, please actively use it.
Visit Japan Web
TEL: (+372) 6 310 531
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE : + 372 6601417 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls will be answered in English.)