22-23 Pre-travel Information for Vacation Niseko guests
What is Fast Track?
- Use of Fast Track enables pre-registration for Covid-19 screening procedures and is strongly recommended for all people entering Japan.
- Confirmation of quarantine documents is usually not required at check-in.
- Confirmation of quarantine documents is usually not required during entry quarantine procedures in Japan.
Where can I get it?
The actual app/system is called Visit Japan Web. Please register via the following website or QR Code. There are links and instruction manuals. It has been made as simple as possible.
(Please note - Application must be made at least 6 hours prior to scheduled arrival time in Japan.)
Documents - Testing - Children and more!
We understand that you are excited to come to Japan, but it is best to make sure your have a good understanding of all the required information and expected procedures to enter in this post-Covid-19 lockdown world.
Please visit the Official Website of the government of Japan. I contains a fairly concise overview what is needed and expected. It also offers a few important FAQ responses for travellers.
While most countries will enjoy a return to Visa exemption status for short term stays in Japan, it may be prudent to check the Visa requirements for your country at the following link. Pay special attention to "Short-Term Stay"
Do I need to wear a mask in Japan?
The short answer is yes & no.
Even pre-Covid, masks were a common sight in Japan. Instead of staying home from work, people who may have had a cold would wear a mask out of courtesy to others. (Also, they are a great way to keep your nose warm and filter other atmospheric allergens and pollutants!). To be honest, many people are perplexed by the hostility to mask-wearing in other countries. But I digress.
The government has published simple guidelines for mask wearing indoors and outdoor. You can see it HERE.
Please be aware that some private businesses may have signs displayed requesting that you wear masks. Please be respectful of their wishes. (See below.)
We are excited to welcome the world back to Niseko. It has been a trying few years for everyone around the globe. After being segregated for so long from the rest of the world it may be prudent to remind all our guests and friends to be respectful of the people and customs of the countries you visit. Reactions, responses, attitudes and experiences with Covid-19 over the past few years have differed widely, supporting local initiatives, customs and requests will go a long way towards re-establishing relationships that have been on the shelf for a few years.
See you on the slopes!