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  • The UAE and Japan have established an agreement to allow visa-free travel for tourism and business purposes for citizens of the two countries


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government will launch visa-free travel for its citizens to Japan effective November 1, 2022. Qualified travelers will include UAE citizens with valid passports for at least six months. The maximum period of stay will be up to 30 days for tourism and permissible business activities.

Travelers entering Japan must meet all COVID-19 requirements, including providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or evidence of having received three vaccination doses against COVID-19. Acceptable vaccination types in Japan include Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm.

The UAE’s government will also allow Japan’s citizens to enter the country for a maximum period of 30 days without requiring a visa. Citizens of Japan must ensure all COVID-19 entry requirements are met before departure for the UAE.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UAE announced that its citizens would be permitted to travel to Japan for a maximum period of 30 days without requiring a visa for tourism and business purposes, and citizens of Japan will be afforded the same rights. According to the UAE’s announcement, this agreement reflects the cooperation between the two countries and their historical diplomatic relations.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website and the government of Japan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The United Arab Emirates Official New Agency

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