Visa Requirements for Japanese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Japan

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Visa Not Required

114 destinations allow visa-free entry to Japanese citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 18 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 daysRemarks updated .Available at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente, or Santiago international airports. Cost for a visa on arrival is around EUR 25.
  • Visa On Arrival45 daysRemarks updated .Nationals of any country can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 45 days. Also, the cost is EUR 30 or USD 50.
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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 daysRemarks updated .Japanese citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of USD 75.
  • 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 Arrival60 days
  • 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 daysRemarks updated .Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. Only 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 EUR 30 and lasts for 30 days.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
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    Visa On Arrival3 monthsRemarks updated .Citizens of Japan and 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 daysRemarks updated .Not available at all entry points but obtainable at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at Dili Sea Port.
    Fee : transit USD 20; tourist USD 30; business USD 50.
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
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  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

eVisa

Japanese passport allows entry to 25 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • 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 monthsRemarks updated .eTA required if arriving by air.
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    eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
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    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .
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  • eVisa90 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
    eTA fee is USD 32.50.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
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  • 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. May enter using eGate.
    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.
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    eVisa60 daysAvailable at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa16 daysRegular visa free of charge for Japanese passport holders.
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Application can be submitted up to 30 days before travel.
    Visitors must upload a reservation confirmation(s) for each visitor's location of stay in Seychelles.
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Payment of the fee (EUR 10) by credit or debit card.
    Valid for one journey only and it expires once exit the country.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Japanese 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.
    All visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021, travelers require the Korean Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA). The validity period is 3 years from the date of approval.
    The government of the Republic of Korea announced that from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024, a K-ETA is not required for 27 countries' citizens visiting Korea for 90 days or less for business or tourism.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .Obtainable online, 90 days for USD 200 and 180 days for USD 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 e-Visa. 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 17 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Japan.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Upon arrival at the any international airport, you can obtain visa through a kiosk.
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  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa is available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .Visa on Arrival is only granted at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai airport.
    Japanese citizens can also apply for e-Visa online for 30 days.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa may only be obtained twice within 1 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 e-Visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Visa 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 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months / 30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days / 30 daysRemarks updated .Japanese citizens are exempt from paying a fee for visas until 30 April 2024.
    The standard visitor visa allows a stay of 60 days within any 6 month period.
    Visa fees (for Standard visitor visa):
    SAARC - USD 35
    Non SAARC - USD 75
    e-Visa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee.
    If transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports, An e-Visa is exempted (2 day transit period).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .ESTA is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance.
    ESTA is also required when entering the country by cruise ship or land.
    Visa required if Nationals of VWP countries who have travelled or been present in Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen at any time on or after 1 March 2011 (with limited exceptions), or those who have travelled or being present in Cuba at any time on or after 12 January 2021, or nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran, North Korea or Sudan.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

19 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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  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .The previous 15-day visa-free system for Japanese citizens has been temporarily suspended since 28 March 2020.
    24-hour visa-free transit through any international airports of China, allows domestic travel through different airports.
    72-hour visa-free transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin airports, or Beihai port.
    144-hour visa-free transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi'an airports, or Dalian, Guangzhou, Lianyungang, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Xiamen and Zhoushan ports.
    Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours transit without visa (TWOV) policies.
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  • Visa Required90 daysCan be extended up to 90 days with a fee.
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  • Visa RequiredAn entry clearance must be obtained from the Gambian Immigration prior to travel.
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  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .* For Japanese citizens coming to Turkmenistan for tourism purposes, a discounted rate has been established for issuing a one-time visa for up to 10 days. Visa will be issued during 3 to 7 days by Embassy of Turkmenistan in Tokyo, depending on number of applications.
    Pre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
    Japanese citizens have the right to visa-free transit through the international transit area of Ashgabat International Airport.
  • Visa Required

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