November 9, 2018
Customs & Quarantine
- Bringing Medicine into Japan – Are you taking medicines into Japan? Please note some medicines are highly restricted (codeine, morphine) or illegal to import into Japan (Pseudoephedrine, Dexamphetamine).
- Customs – Will you be taking goods exceeding duty free allowances? Other items like alcohol, perfume, cigarettes, commercial goods and large amounts of cash?
- Quarantine – Passengers bringing plants and plant products (including fruits, vegetables, and seeds) or animals and animals products (including meat products, milk, eggs) into Japan must have them inspected at the Plant and Animal Quarantine counter and have relevant certification/documentation.
- Food – Will you be taking any food into Japan? Highly processed foods (Tim tams, biscuits, tea, lollies etc…) generally don’t need an inspection and you can go straight through customs but if you are unsure, please check with the relevant Quarantine station.
- Vaccinations – Do you require any vaccinations before you go to Japan? Generally speaking, no vaccinations are required when travelling to Japan, however you may want to be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis or Measles if recommended by your doctor.