Currently, the application for Japan can be made online. All the UAE citizens who are mandated to acquire visas to visit Japan no longer have to go to the consulate general in Dubai or the embassy in Dubai.
After November 2022, UAE nationals are not required to apply for visas to visit Japan. The entire visa release for the Emiratis has been fruitful, and now this new measure will ease travel for many other country residents.
On Tuesday, Japanese authorities declared that effective immediately, UAE citizens may now apply for an eVisa through a dedicated website. Here is the way through which the paperless process goes:
- Log into https://www.evisa.mofa.go.jp
- a digital confirmation visa will be sent to the applicant after successful submission.
- When entering Japan immigration, the eVisa holder must log on to the Japan eVisa website and show the Visa.
- Screenshots or printouts of the page will only be accepted.
- For more details on how to apply online, check out the instructional video on the platform.
This digital process has also been extended to the residents of Saudi Arabia.
The Japanese government has also announced that it will cease Covid- 19 related entry requirements to the country from May 8. This means that travellers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test from May 8.
Kobashi Daisuke, executive director of the Japan National Tourism Organisation( JNTO) in Dubai, stated, ” I am pleased with the commencement of the online applications for short-term stay visas in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as the visa disclaimer adjustments for short term visit for Qatari nationals, as it will relax the process to visit Japan for touristic purposes.
He also stated, ” It is especially timely as these measures have been activated in time for Eid travel, with visitors visiting Japan in April and May, enabling them to relish and make the most of the astounding spring climate and striking new verdant landscapes”.
He added that travel to Japan from GCC countries has been increasing steadily, making it one of the few international markets showing post-Covid recovery levels.
Later he concluded that current figures even surpassed the number of visitors in 2019. “With the further presumption of the Japan routes by major airlines, I am confident that the upward demand for travelling to Japan will continue.”