Flights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal.

Updated: 2023/12/11


Temporary suspension of self-service check-in, Kiosk

From December 12th, 2023, self-service check-in, Kiosk is temporariliy suspended, due U.S government order.
Passengers are kindly advised to go to check in counter or check in online.
We deeply apologize for all the inconvenience.

Temperature Check Pilot Program for Tom Bradly International Terminal

New thermal imaging cameras are being tested in LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, checking passengers for elevated body temperatures in both the departures and arrivals areas. Just follow the signs keeping appropriate physical distance and your face covering on (but remove your hat). Guests with confirmed temperatures over 100.4 (38-Celsius) will be counseled on health authorities’ recommendations not to travel.
Please see below for details.


Arrival flow




Baggage Claim




Flights operated by JAL will arrive at Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal.

Arrival regulations


There is no quarantine check when entering the United States.


Documents required for entry
Required documents Description

Japan is an eligible country under the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
Japanese passport holders are permitted to enter the country without a visa provided that the duration of stay is up to 90 days, and the purpose of travel is tourism or business. (However, an ESTA application must be made beforehand.)

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Depending on the purpose of visit (study, work, etc.), a visa or additional documentation may be required. Please contact the US Embassy for further information.
(Example: A visa and supplementary documentation (I-20) are required if the purpose of the visit is study.)
US permanent residents and conditional permanent residents must show their permanent resident or conditional permanent resident cards (Green Card/I-551).

  • *Please note: If you are traveling after April 1, 2016 with ESTA on the Visa Waiver Program, it is essential that you are in possession of an IC passport. If you do not have an IC passport, you will need to apply for a visa.

A machine-readable passport (MRP) or an IC passport (IC chipped) valid until the date of return to your home country.

Immigration card
no visa
Not required
with visa
Not required.
Customs declaration form Not required.
A return airline ticket or e-ticket Please bring it.
About the APC KIOSK (Automated Passport Control KIOSK)

The immigration and customs inspection methods at Los Angeles Airport(TBIT) have been simplified from 26th October, 2020.  Therefore, the APC kiosk used for immigration is no longer available, and the customs declaration form that the passenger has to fill out in the cabin is not required. Also fingerprint collection is no longer necessary except for first-time visitors to the US.  



Please show your passport at customs. If you have any items to declare, please declare them to an official.


Prior reservation is necessary if you wish to bring your pet, as the transportation environment within the aircraft needs to be prepared.

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Please also be sure to check with the embassy or quarantine station at your destination for animal quarantine information such as import restrictions and required documentation.


Departure flow




Security check


Flights operated by JAL will depart from Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal.

Departure regulations


Check-in opens 3 hours prior to departure.
Please go to A counter (A11 - B20) on level 3 of the Tom Bradley International Terminal to check in.

Security check

Your carry-on baggage will be examined, and there will be a check for liquids in your possession.

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You do not have to go through Immigration when departing the United States.
Please hand in the immigration card* you completed upon arrival to airline staff.
If you do not hand in the card, you may face delays in the future when trying to enter the United States.

  • *If you have ESTA and you entered the US on the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to submit an immigration card.
  • *The issue of this card has been discontinued as of May 2013, but if you entered the country prior to this date and have one attached to your passport, please hand it in.


There is no customs inspection when departing from the United States.


Qantas First Lounge

This lounge is for First Class passengers and members of JMB Diamond and JGC Premier.
The lounge is located after Security. Go straight on and take the elevator to level 5.

oneworld Lounge

This lounge is for Business Class passengers and members of JMB Sapphire and JAL Global Club.
The lounge is located after Security. Take the elevator located in the center of the duty-free shopping area up to level 5.

Los Angeles International Lounge

This lounge is for Economy Class Normal Fare passengers and Premium Economy Class passengers.
The lounge is located after Security. Go straight on and take the elevator to level 6.

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