Flights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at International Terminal.
Change of operation for JAL gate and lounge
SFO will reopen Concourse-A on September 1 as more foreign airlines resume flights in September. JAL Sakura Lounge is located in the Concourse A, thus JAL Sakura Lounge will also reopen. Eligible passengers can use JAL Sakura Lounge only on the day JAL operated flights operate. Also, this will cause the change of departure gate from the Concourse-G to the Concourse-A as before. However, check-in counter for flight operated by JAL will remain in Aisle 8.
Flights operated by JAL will arrive at International Terminal.
There is no quarantine check when entering the United States.
Japan is an eligible country under the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
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.
A machine-readable passport (MRP) or an IC passport (IC chipped) valid until the date of return to your home country.
|Customs declaration form||
|A return airline ticket or e-ticket||Please bring it.|
At San Francisco, the following passengers are able to use the APC Kiosk to pass through Immigration.
|How to use the APC KIOSK||
Follow the on-screen instructions to scan your passport and fingerprints, have your photograph taken, and answer questions to complete your customs declaration.
Please show your passport and customs declaration form. (Your customs declaration form will be collected here.) 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.
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.
Flights operated by JAL will depart from International Terminal.
Your carry-on baggage will be examined, and there will be a check for liquids in your possession.
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.
There is no customs inspection when departing from the United States.
Due to low demand of passengers departing from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) caused by COVID-19, the Concourse-A in SFO will be closed from 30th March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020. JAL Sakura Lounge is located in the Concourse A, thus JAL Sakura Lounge will be temporarily closed during this time.