Important notice on “Residence Track”: Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel (2nd September 2020)

2020/9/2
1 General border control measures regarding Malaysia
Currently, Japan takes the border control measures below regarding Malaysia:
 - Validity of single and multiple-entry visas issued by 27th March 2020 by Japanese Embassy and Consulate General in Malaysia has been suspended for the time being;
 - Since 28th March 2020 and for the time being, visa exemption measures with Malaysia has been temporarily suspended, and;
 - Since 3rd April and for the time being, foreign nationals who have stayed in Malaysia within 14 days prior to the application for landing into Japan are subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan, unless special exceptional circumstances are found, or having the status of residence and a valid re-entry permit.
 
For the detail of these measures, please refer to the relevant page of the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html).
 
2 “Residence Track” with Malaysia
Separated from the border control measures above, on 8th September 2020, the Government of Japan (GOJ) will start “Residence Track” which allows Malaysian Nationals, residing in Malaysia, the resumption of travel, primarily by business travelers and others, for entry into Japan from Malaysia. This “Residence Track” is part of the scheme of “Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel” and the traveler under “Residence Track” must follow the general quarantine measures (Note) and additional quarantine measures including obtaining a certificate of negative result of pre-entry PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
(Note: Testing for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport, and 14-days refraining from using public transportation and staying at home or a place designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station)
 
The details, conditions and procedures of the “Residence Track” on the travel from Malaysia to Japan will be announced in the relevant page of the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html) in due course, so please refer to it when it is ready.