Travel Advice

Before traveling to Niseko, it is important to check the latest updates and information regarding COVID-19 restrictions. We have put together the following information to help travelers stay up to date. For all official information, please refer to the Japanese Government websites.


Can I Enter Japan for a holiday?

Yes! Tourists are able to enter the country without the need for a visa for travellers from most countries, individual travel will be permitted, and there will be no daily cap on arrivals to Japan. Travellers must be able to provide a vaccination certificate showing three doses of an approved vaccine, or a a pre-departure COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result taken within 72 hours prior to departing the point of origin. An easy to follow chart of requirements can be found on the “Current Border Measures” page.

See official information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan website for further details.

How about quarantine?

Travellers will not need to quarantine and may use public transport once arriving in Japan.

What measures are being taken in Niseko?

Businesses in Niseko have implemented a number of safety measures. Staff may be wearing masks, hand sanitizer is often available, clear dividers are occasionally used as well as a number of other measures.

What do I need to do when visiting Niseko?

It is not mandatory to wear a mask while on holiday in Niseko, however it is recommended to do so in closed public spaces. Many businesses and public places have hand sanitizer available for those who wish to use it.

Latest News

Check out the latest news and information being published about COVID-19 in Japan.

Published: 23 September 2022

Japan PM says to ease COVID border control requirements next month

Published: 3 September 2022

Japan revises guidelines for overseas tourists

Published: 24 August 2022

Japan to waive pre-departure COVID tests for vaccinated travellers

Published: 23 August 2022

Japan moving to allow individual tourists in again

Published: 21 June 2022

International flights at New Chitose Airport reopen after 2 years and 4 months, from Seoul, 17 Jul.

Published: 27 May 2022

Japan to reopen to visitors from 98 nations and regions

Published: 6 May 2022

Government considering phased resumption of acceptance of foreign tourists starting next month

Published: 6 May 2022

Japan to Allow Tourist Groups as Soon as This Month, Report Says

Published: 2 April 2022

Japan lowers travel warnings for U.S., Thailand, 100 other nations

Published: 29 January 2022

Japan cuts quarantine for those entering country from 10 days to seven

Published: 1 December 2021

MOFA: Foreigners and Foreign Residents coming from 10 different countries to be denied entry

Published: 29 November 2021

Nikkei News: Amid Omicron, Japan Government will suspend plans to allow new foreigners travelling into Japan

Published: 16 November 2021

TBS News: Quarrantine Process Partially Simplified from 17th November

Published: 5 November 2021

NIKKEI: Quarantine Rules Relaxed – 3 days if Vaccinated

Published: 2 November 2021

Reuters: Japan eases COVID-19 border restrictions

Published: 19 October 2021

Hokkaido Shimbun: New Chitose to Helsinki route to resume next spring – Finnair