Japan To Require ESTA for Visa-Exempt Travelers

Unseen Japan
4 min readApr 15, 2024

How you travel to Japan will change in the next decade. The country says it’s creating an ESTA system for visa-exempt travelers.

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By Himari Semans

In the next decade, you may need an ESTA equivalent to enter Japan. By 2030, the Immigration Services Agency will have a screening system to ensure illegal travelers and potential overstayers never set foot in the…