Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) is available at Japan’s Airports of Entry (AOE); CIQ service may be available to process flights at non-CIQ airport but this must be requested and agreed in advance. At Japan’s airports, business jet travelers are generally processed alongside passengers from commercial flights in main terminal. Setting a fight arrival time during non-peak hours is one way to ensure that your passengers are processed more quickly. Tokyo’s airports can arrange for CIQ processing for business jet passengers via the general aviation terminals at Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita airports, but this must be arranged in advance and at additional expense.
Japan Customs has also enhanced the Advance Filing Rules for passport information of all passengers and crew members because the major worldwide events in Japan are scheduled in coming years. Japan Customs along with the government is strengthening their measures against terrorism.
Increase of cigarette tax for accompanied effects (Effective from 01OCT20)
Valid passports would be necessary for passengers and crew members entering into Japan. Visa requirement for passenger is up to the nationality and visa on arrival is not avaialble in Japan. Please refer to the Exemption of Visa. For crew members, visa would not be required as crew shore pass can be issued upon arrival. Crew members should have valid crew ID along with listing on GenDec. It allows to stay in Japan for 7 nights / 8 days for single port entry, and 15 days for multiple port entries.
See below links for more information during the pandemic of COVID-19
- Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)(Last update:05JAN21)*NEW*
- Re-entry of foreign nationals with the status of residence(Last update:25DEC20)*NEW*
- Valid Format of “Certificate of Negative Test Result”
- Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel(Last update:27DEC20)*NEW*