On 28th August 2020, the Government of Japan announced its decision that all foreign nationals with the status of residence who have left and will leave Japan before 31st August 2020 with a valid re-entry permit, are now eligible to re-enter Japan from 1st September 2020. As for the foreign nationals with the status of residence currently residing in Japan and will depart from Japan on and after 1st September, please refer to the website
of Immigration Services Agency of Japan .
With a view to containing the spread of infections, some additional quarantine measures will be introduced from 1st September 2020 to the foreign nationals with any of the four categories of the status of residence, namely “Permanent Resident”，”Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” and “Long Term Resident” (including the spouse of a Japanese national or Japanese child who does not have these statuses of residence; the same applies hereinafter) and those who have special exceptional circumstances.
(Note) This measure is not applied to those who have already possessed and will possess diplomatic and official visas.
For more information, please check the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
※ Re-entry of foreign nationals who possess the status of residence
※ Process and Required Documents for Re-entry
Following documents are required for the application.
① Passport with valid re-entry permit including special re-entry permit
② Residence card issued by the Japanese authority
③ Application Form
Please also submit a copy of your Residence card.