Visa requirements and sanitary measures concerning access to the Japanese territory
For short stays (less than 90 days), one does not need to apply for a visa. Only a valid passport is required to enter (and exit) Japan.
Belgium is categorised by Japan as a "blue" country. Every traveler from Belgium going to Japan must comply with the following sanitary measures:
1) Submit a certificate of vaccination of minimum 3 doses of a vaccine acknowledged by Japan or the negative result of a COVID-19 test* performed less than 72 hours before the flight. Please note that the rules may be different (quarantine requirement, PCR test on arrival, etc.) if the traveller has stayed in another country within the last 14 days before travelling to Japan (more information, see here).
2) Visit the Visit Japan Web website and follow the registration instructions**. By registering required certificates online, such as Quarantine (Fast Track), Immigration and Customs Declaration, before arrival, quarantine procedure at the airport can be smoothly done by just showing the QR code (print version or on the screen of your phone). Clear instructions to fill in all information can be found here. Registering on Visit Japan Web will be less stressful if you have your passport, hotel and flight details at hand. As will, if applicable to you, uploading your vaccination certificates in PDF on your mobile phone or PC.
* It is recommended to request the test center or a general doctor to fill in the following document of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the negative test results: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000799426.pdf.
** Travelers who do not have a smartphone/computer or who are not able to use the Visit Japan Web are requested to fill in the following questionnaire separately before departure. This can be done via the following link: https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/#/. After answering all the questions, a QR code will be generated to be printed out. This print out must be shown to the immigration services upon arrival.
See also Border Control Measures for a complete overview of all measures to be taken before and after arrival.
You are kindly requested to wear your personal name badge of the «Belgian Economic Mission» in a visible way throughout the mission.
Without badge and/or a personal invitation for selected activities, access will be denied by the local and Belgian security as the security regulations will be strictly respected and applied.You can collect your personal name badge prior to the Information Session in Tokyo. A BFTA-registration desk will be set up in the Foyer of room Heian on the first floor of the The Okura Tokyo hotel from 16:00 onwards.
Should you not be able to attend this Information Session, you can collect your badge at the secretariat of the mission; room Le Meteore on the 41st floor of the The Okura Tokyo hotel. In case you join the mission in Osaka, you can retrieve your personal badge in the secretariat of the mission; room Ginga on the 4th floor of the Hilton Osaka hotel.Ms. Delphine Beyen and Daisy De Dobbeleer of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency will be happy to assist you.