Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Registration Procedure at lodging facilities in Japan
to be changed as of April 1, 2005

March 2005
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

  As of April 1, 2005, foreign nationals who visit Japan will be required to do the following when they check in at lodging facilities such as hotels and inns in Japan for the purpose of effective prevention of infectious diseases and terrorism.

-To fill in their "Nationality" and "Passport Number" in addition to "Name", "Address" and "Occupation", which are already required, to the guest registration form.

-To present their passports to be photocopied (The proprietors of lodging facilities will be obligated to keep the photocopies).

  Your understanding and cooperation will be appreciated.