Changes to Japan Customs Inspection Procedure: Hand Baggage and Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration

In accordance with a communication received from the Customs authorities on February 1st, 2008, all passengers entering Japan are required to submit a Customs Declaration Form for hand baggage and unaccompanied baggage to the Customs Officer.

Please note that if a passenger does not submit the Customs Declaration Form, the customs inspection may take some time, and the passenger may not be permitted to take their baggage into Japan.

The Customs Declaration Form is available for printing in advance (A4 size) from the Japan Customs website.

For details, see the Japan Customs website.