Due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, effective November 30, 2021 all new foreign travelers are in principle banned from entering Japan. This ban on foreign entry will be effective for a month and may be extended further depending on the infection rates in Japan and globally. Visa applications and valid new visa holders are also prevented from entering the country.
The recent measures to allow entry into the country for business travel and reduce quarantine to three days have also been suspended. All travelers, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are now required to quarantine for 14 days. Daily permitted entry into the country has also been reduced from 5,000 travelers (which was announced just this past Friday) back down to 3,500 travelers.