Visa Requirements for Japanese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Japan

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Visa Not Required

113 destinations allow visa-free entry to Japanese citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 17 destinations for passport holders of Japan.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthFrom December 2021, passengers of all countries that required visa, can now obtain visa on arrival at Bujumbura International Airport, and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente, or Santiago international airports. Cost for a visa on arrival is around 25 Euro.
  • Visa On Arrival45 daysNationals of any country can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 45 days. Also, the cost is 30 euros or 50 US$
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    Visa On Arrival90 daysHolders of passports issued by all countries can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysOn the 15th of March 2021, Japanese citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 US Dollar.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable for 2 additional months.
    Granted free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non refundable return or circle trip ticket.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
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    Visa On Arrival90 daysVisitors wishing to travel to Kwajalein are required to hold an Entry Authorization issued by the United States Military.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. Only the Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport offers a Mauritania visa on arrival. Any other entry point necessitates a ride to the embassy.
    A Mauritania visa costs about 30 euros and lasts for 30 days.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival3 months
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    Visa On Arrival3 monthsCitizens of Japan and the 41 other countries may obtain a free permit valid for 3 months within any year period on arrival
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa airports.
    30 days, available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysNot available at all entry points but obtainable at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at Dili Sea Port.
    Fee: Transit: USD20, tourist US$30: business US$50.
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 month


Japanese passport allows entry to 24 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 days30 days extendable once.
    Visitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad are issued a visa upon arrival at the country's border crossings.
    Maximum total stay of 90 days within a one-year period.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted. May enter using SmartGate on arrival in Australia
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
    Three types of electronic visa are offered: the e-Visa valid for 30 days for a single entry (€50), the e-Visa valid for 30 days for several (multiple) entries (€75), and the e-Visa valid for 90 days to make several (multiple) entries (€100)
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  • eVisa6 monthseTA required if arriving by air. On arrival from land or overseas
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa90 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport
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    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa31 days
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  • eVisa90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa30 daysPassengers who have already made an application, at least two days before arrival, at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair's E-Visa website
  • eVisa3 monthsInternational Certificate of Vaccination is recommended. All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure
  • eVisa28 daysMust arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung.
    Must arrive via Yangon airports (COVID-19 restriction)
  • eVisa3 monthsInternational Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 daysElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • eVisa16 dayse-Visa holders must arrive and departure via 29 checkpoints.
    Regular visa free of charge for Japanese passport holders.
  • eVisa90 daysJapanese citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It's illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 days / 180 daysObtainable online, 90 days for US$200 and 180 days for US$350
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsDetermined at the port of entry.
    Must apply online at least 2 business days prior to travel. As of March 2017, airlines may deny passengers permission to board flights to Uganda without proof that they had successfully applied for an eVisa. Ugandan immigration authorities may require additional documentation, including proof of a return plane ticket and detailed tour itinerary in Uganda.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required

eVisa / On Arrival

For 19 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Japan.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysAt Baku Airport. E-visa is also available.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 days / 1 month
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on Arrival is only granted at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai airport.
    Japanese citizens can also apply for e-Visa online for 60 days / 180 days
    e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
    Foreigners of Pakistani origin or who hold a Pakistani Passport are not eligible for an e-Visa. Foreigners who are not Pakistani nationals, but whose parents or grandparents (either paternal or maternal) were born in, or were permanent residents in Pakistan, are also not eligible for an eVisa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival, it will cost a total of 40 JOD, obtainable at most international ports of entry and land border crossings (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge)
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysFrom 1 October 2015 visitors are generally advised to obtain a visa in advance.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on arrival is issued free of charge but currently suspended
    Available at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysElectronic Travel Authorization can also be obtained on arrival.
    30 days extendable to 6 months.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

20 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Japan. This requirement may be waived off if Japanese citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

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