japan – Forgot to submit Record of Purchase card at Narita

Last time I went on holiday to Japan, I bought some souvenirs and took advantage of the Tax-Free exception for tourists. I knew the procedure to follow regarding the paperwork, so as instructed, I planned to leave the Record of Purchase card at the airport before leaving the country. However, once at Narita, due to a set of reasons, I totally forgot about it, and by the time I realised of my mistake, I was mid flight.

All the purchases that I made were legit, and the amount of money that they discounted was minimal (around 2000 yen). My question is: if in the future I go back to Japan, will there be any issue about this when entering/leaving the country (like having to pay a fine or being questioned by customs)?

japan – What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled?

IATA states for Japan:

  1. Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.

What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled? (outbound flight = the flight from NRT to outside Japan) Would they be allowed to stay somewhere overnight, and if so, where? Would they have to try to fly somewhere else, assuming that there are still some flights leaving before midnight? etc.

Assume:

  • the French citizen has no tie and no visa/paperwork with Japan.
  • international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) means that the route is: outside Japan -> HND -> outside Japan.

Full IATA information about Japan:

Japan Published 06.08.2020

  1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia,
    Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh,
    Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana,
    Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde,
    Central African Rep., Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei,
    Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote
    d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica,
    Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea,
    Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana,
    Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti,
    Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia,
    Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
    Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon,
    Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar,
    Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius,
    Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal,
    Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway,
    Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
    Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San
    Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra
    Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain,
    St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname,
    Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA,
    Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican
    City (Holy See), Venezuela or Viet Nam in the past 14 days are not
    allowed to enter.
    -This does not apply to:
  • nationals of Japan;
  • spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by 2
    April 2020;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission
    between 3 April and 28 April 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan,
    Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas,
    Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
    African Rep., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti,
    Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon,
    Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana,
    Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait,
    Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania,
    Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian
    Territory, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russian Fed., Sao Tome and Principe,
    Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St. Kitts
    and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Ukraine,
    United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan or Venezuela;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission
    between 29 April and 15 May 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan,
    Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Botswana,
    Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Colombia, Comoros, Congo,
    Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon,
    Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana,
    Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan,
    Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mexico,
    Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Paraguay,
    Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa,
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
    or Venezuela;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission
    between 16 May and 26 May 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan,
    Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African
    Rep., Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Eswatini,
    Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India,
    Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar,
    Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestinian
    Territory, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St.
    Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or
    Venezuela;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission
    between 27 May and 30 June 2020 and have only been in Algeria,
    Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica,
    Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq,
    Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania,
    Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palestinian Territory, Paraguay, Senegal,
    Sierra Leone, Somalia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan,
    Uzbekistan or Venezuela;
  • residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long
    Term Resident”, who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission
    between 1 July and 23 July 2020 and have only been in Botswana,
    Comoros, Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal,
    Palestinian Territory, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan,
    Suriname, Uzbekistan or Venezuela;
  • passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer;
  • US military personnel;
  • civilian personnel of the US armed forces in Japan and their dependents;
  • nationals of Thailand residing in Thailand and arriving directly from Thailand. They must have a visa issued by Japan with “EX” in the
    Remarks column or have the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting
    Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan. They must also have a
    medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result
    issued at most 72 hours before departure;
  • nationals of Viet Nam residing in Viet Nam and arriving directly from Viet Nam. They must have a visa issued by Japan with “EX” in the
    Remarks column or have the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting
    Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan. They must also have a
    medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result
    issued at most 72 hours before departure;
  • residents of Japan with the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Necessary Documentation for Re-entry into Japan, and with a medical
    certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued
    at most 72 hours before departure.
  1. A completed “Quarantine Questionnaire” must be presented upon arrival.
  2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
  3. Visa exemption for passengers with passengers with a British passport, Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, Macao (SAR China) passport
    is suspended.
  4. Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Costa Rica,
    Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador,
    Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras,
    Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy,
    Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
    Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland,
    Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
    Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab
    Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See) is suspended.
  5. Visa exemption for nationals of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep.,
    Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
    Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
    Uzbekistan and Viet Nam with a diplomatic, official or service
    passport is suspended.
  6. Visa exemption granted to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card issued by Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong
    (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New
    Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, Thailand or Viet
    Nam, is suspended.
  7. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province (China People’s Rep.) are not allowed to
    enter Japan.
  • This does not apply when passengers can prove that they have not been in Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province the last 14 days.
  1. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Westerdam’ are not allowed to enter Japan. – This does not apply to nationals of Japan.
  2. Visas issued on or before 8 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in China (People’s Rep.),
    Hong Kong (SAR China), Korea (Rep.) or Macao (SAR China) are
    invalidated.
  3. Visas issued on or before 20 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Andorra, Austria,
    Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia,
    Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland
    (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
    Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino,
    Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or
    Vatican City (Holy See) are invalidated.
  4. Visas issued on or before 27 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Bahrain, Brunei
    Darussalam, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia,
    Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam are invalidated.
  5. Visas issued on or before 2 April 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Afghanistan, Algeria,
    Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas,
    Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana,
    Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African
    Rep., Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cuba,
    Djibouti, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,
    Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana,
    Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,
    India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan,
    Kuwait, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,
    Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mexico,
    Micronesia (Federated States), Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia,
    Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau,
    Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Fed.,
    Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
    Seychelles , Sierra Leone, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South
    Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the
    Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste,
    Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu,
    Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu,
    Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe are invalidated.
  6. Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.
  7. Effective 7 August 2020, residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of
    Permanent Resident” or “Long Term Resident” who have been in
    Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines or Peru in the past 14 days must
    have:
  • the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Necessary Documentation for Re-entry into Japan, and
  • a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

transit – Transiting through Narita Airport

Transiting through Narita without passing immigration requires the flights to be on the same calendar day. The next day is not the same calendar day. Narita is not open 24 hours, which is why you cannot do this.

You will need to go to immigration, request a shore pass, and leave the airport. This is allowed if your connecting flight is within 72 hours.


Note that this does not cover coronavirus related travel restrictions. There is currently a long list of countries from which Japan will refuse entry if you have been to them within the previous 14 days. See IATA Travel Centre for the most current coronavirus travel information.

Transfer from Haneda to Narita with ski bags

If I arrive in Haneda and take the bus to Narita – is there plenty of room for luggage on the bus, since I will be traveling with 2 ski bags and an ordinary bag?

Do you need a transit visa for a stopover in Narita?

I fly into Narita terminal 1N at 3 p.m. and have a connecting flight from terminal 2 at 6 p.m. the same day. I am an Indian citizen. Do I need a transit visa?

Transit Visa – Narita Airport for an Indian

I travel to Canada from India via Tokyo (Narita Airport) with a stopover of 10H30Minutes and I will arrive at Terminal 1 and my connecting flight will come from Terminal 2.

I have contacted the Embassy of Japan to Japan to confirm if I need a transit visa or not, they said yes because there is a change in the terminal and my ticket indicates that I do not need a transit visa.

Can any one tell me if I need a transit visa or not?

The carriers are Air India until Tokyo, then Air Canada.

Customs and Immigration – transit visa from narita to haneda

In two weeks, I will land at Narita Airport on October 22nd at 3pm, and then go directly to Haneda Airport to catch a flight to Manila on October 23rd at 9am with a stop of 9 hours. I've noticed that the information here may be out of date? The Embassy has said to obtain a transit visa, but is this applicable in my situation? or is there an exemption? I am a Filipino citizen.

Japan – Do I need a Japanese transit visa to get to Narita and leave Haneda?

Old post, but for posterity:

You do do not need a transit visa if there is no match possible for your itinerary the same day and you arrive and leave from an airport of the same region.

In this case, by presenting your passport and your boarding pass or your electronic ticket, you get an entry stamp upon your arrival allowing you to stay in Japan for 72 hours.

From Timatic, the database used by airlines:

Holders of transit tickets passing through a third country may
get a Shore Pass on arrival for a max. 72 hours stay
only if there is no match on the same calendar
day

Narita and Haneda are located in the same area (called "group" in Timatic)

Group A:
airports: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND), Nagoya (NGO), Niigata
(KIJ), Komatsu (KMQ) and Yokota.

Again, you make do not need a visa

Can a Philippine passport holder travel in transit via Narita Japan?

Filipino citizens do not need a visa to transit to the Mexico City Airport (MEX), provided you stay in the international transit area and your stopover lasts less than 24 hours. However, you could not transit without a visa to TIJ or any other Mexican airport.

You also do not need a transit visa for Japan.

Timatic, the database used by airlines to check a passenger's travel documents, states:

Mexico (MX)

TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers traveling through Mexico
City (MEX) with a confirmed departure ticket for a flight to a
third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the
international transit area of ​​the airport and have documents
required for the next destination.

Japan (JP)

TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers with subsequent confirmation
ticket for a flight to a third country on the same timetable
day. They must remain in the international transit area of ​​the
the airport and have the required documents for the next destination.

Passengers with a passport and a confirmed ticket for
a third country within 72 hours can get a Shore Pass on
arrival there is no correspondence on the same flight
calendar day. They must:

  • have required documents for the next destination; and
  • have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay; and
  • arrive and leave from an airport or sea port located
    in the same group below.
  • Group A:
    Airports: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND), Nagoya (NGO), Niigata
    (KIJ), Komatsu (KMQ) and Yokota (OKO).
    Seaports: Tokyo, Yokohama, Niigata and Nagoya.
  • Group B:
    Airports: Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) and Komatsu (KMQ).
    Seaports: Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya.
  • Group C:
    Airports: Fukuoka (FUK), Nagasaki (NGS), Kumamoto (KMJ),
    Kagoshima (KOJ), Naha (OKA) and Kadena (DNA).
    Seaports: Hakata (Fukuoka), Shimonoseki and Naha (Okinawa).
  • Group D:
    Airport: Chitose (CTS).
    Seaports: Tomakomai, Otaru, Hakodate and Muroran.

Is a visa required at Narita airport to change terminal from T2 to T1?

I will travel from India to Canada. I have to change flight at Narita Airport. my departure flight is from another terminal. do I need a visa to change terminal in Narita from T2 to T1?
Thank you