Since 1st October 2020, foreign nationals have been permitted to newly enter Japan from (in principle) any country/region provided they meet the requirements of the Global Residence Track, i.e. provided a host company/organisation can guarantee that disease control measures will be followed. However, from 24th December (Japan Standard Time), foreign nationals will not be permitted to travel from the UK and newly enter Japan under this scheme, for the time being. Specifically, anyone holding a visa for Japan which says “EX-R” in the Remarks section will not be able to enter Japan from the UK using this visa.
Until further notice, we will not be able to accept visa applications based on the Global Residence Track scheme, and any applications which we have accepted will take a considerable amount of time to be processed.