On 22nd July 2020, the Government of Japan announced to incrementally permit re-entry/entry into Japan by foreign nationals who possess a status of residence and others. (Note). With a view to containing spread of infections, some new procedures will be introduced to the foreign nationals with any of the following four categories of the status of residence, “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) who previously could re-enter into Japan as being deemed to have special exceptional circumstances without any extra requirement. (Note) The relaxation is only applied to those who have left Japan with re-entry permit before the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan.

For details, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.