Entering Japan Internationally in 2021

Before 2020, it was relatively easy for any American to visit Japan. You just had to show up at the border with a valid passport and receive your tourist visa. Now, times have changed and if you’re not a returning resident, it’s nearly impossible to get into the country. We’ve wished it were a bit easier, because we would love having our parents visit us here and other loved ones, but at the moment that is not possible. What is possible is for us to visit them (which is why we went to America over Summer vacation).

But now that it’s time to come back, we’ve studied up on the entry process and prepared as much as possible. We want it to go smoothly and quickly, but is our preparation enough for the what we will face?

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