Malaysians Can Finally Travel to Japan (and Other Quarantine-Free Countries)

Malaysians now can travel to Japan like before COVID-19 pandemic as all COVID-related restrictions are lifted!

This article has been updated in October 2023 with the new Japan travel requirements.

Good news, Malaysians! You can now travel to Japan from Malaysia just like before the COVID-19 pandemic!

The news was published by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to create awareness that they have lifted all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions, including the requirement to submit a vaccination certificate or negative COVID test prior to departure.

This is a massive change from the previous requirements, which made it time-consuming and financially challenging for Malaysians to travel to Japan. The lifting of travel restrictions is a welcome sign for the Japanese tourism industry and for Malaysians who have been eager to visit the country.

So, can I pack my bags and travel to Japan now?

The short answer is… YES!

Japan is an undeniably beautiful country with a rich culture and history. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy in Japan, from its stunning scenery and ancient temples to its modern cities and delicious food. So, you can start planning your dream vacation today!

What are the ravel requirements to visit Japan that I should know about?

If you are planning to visit Japan from Malaysia as a tourist or a temporary visitor, you are encouraged to use the Visit Japan Web to submit your immigration information in advance.

Visit Japan Web is a website where you can do all your immigration, customs, and tax-free shopping paperwork before you even arrive in Japan. It's a great way to save time and hassle at the airport.

What do you need for Visit Japan Web registration?

Source: Visit Japan Web

The registration process on Visit Japan Web is simple and straightforward but you are required beforehand your flight ticket, a valid passport, and mailing address. Once you have all those in order, you can either register an account on the Visit Japan Web using a smartphone or your computer to start submitting your travel information. Clear instructions are provided on the website to help you with a smooth sailing registration process.

Visa exemption to Japan for Malaysians visiting Japan

Yes, Malaysians do not need a visa to enter Japan for a short-term stay of fewer than 90 days. Malaysia is one of the 70 countries and regions that receive exemption of visa by the Japanese Government as we hold an ePassport that is in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Do I need to be vaccinated or isolated to enter Japan?

The latest Japanese Border Measures for travelers.

No, you do not need to be vaccinated and/or not required to provide any vaccination certificate or COVID-19 test certificate to enter Japan after April 29, 2023.

However, to make entering Japan smoother, travelers are required to register at Visit Japan Web, an online service for Immigration, Customs and Tax-free shopping service. You can refer to the website on how to use Visit Japan Web.

Do I have to wear a mask in Japan?

No, you are not required to wear a mask whether you are indoors or outdoors or even in crowded places as Japan's health authority has reclassified COVID-19 as Class 5, the same level as influenza. .

What are the latest attractions and places to visit in Japan?

There is always something for everyone in Japan, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there many times! If you love culture, you can visit the new Ishikawa Prefectural Library in Kanazawa. The library was opened in early 2022, big enough to house up to 2 million books!

For Super Mario fans, you can fly to Osaka and visit Super Nintendo World which opened during the pandemic. You can also visit the highly anticipated Ghibli Park, which is set to open its doors on 1st November 2022 in central Japan’s Aichi region. Be ready to discover all the hidden secrets in the world of Studio Ghibli!

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What is Enrich and how do I join?

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