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Total doses
People fully
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR

Crossing Rules:

Masks: Not required

COVID-19 test: A printed negative test tested within 72 hours prior to departure is required

Passenger Locator Form: Passengers must download to their phone a Location information-confirming app, video call app and Covid-19 Contact-Confirming Application

Health form: Passengers must complete an online questionnaire and present the generated QR code on arrival

Permission: May be required



Transit restrictions

  • Passengers are permitted to transit through Japan to the Philippines if they meet all of the following conditions:
    • They will transit on the same day;
    • They are arriving and departing from the same airport;  
    • They will not leave the transit area of the airport;
    • They are not departing with low cost carriers such as Cebu Air (5J). Passengers are permitted to depart with Philippine Airlines (PR), Japan Airlines (JL) or All Nippon Airways (NH).
  • Passengers are not permitted to transit for longer than one calendar day through Japan.

Vaccination requirements

  • Vaccination is not required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions.
  • Passengers are considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they hold proof that they have received 3 (three) doses of any of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. One dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine is considered equivalent to two doses of the other vaccines. A combination of these vaccines is also accepted.
  • The vaccination certificate must be issued in English or Japanese or it must be accompanied by a translation in English or Japanese, and it must include the passenger’s name, date of birth, vaccine name/manufacturer, date of vaccination, and the number of doses administered.

Form requirements

  • Passengers must register on Visit Japan Web before departure.
    • This does not apply to passengers who will complete a disembarkation card and custom declaration form upon arrival.

  • Passengers entering Japan are required to set their smartphone to save location information and install the OSSMA (Location information-confirming app) upon arrival for the implementation of quarantine. Passengers will be able to rent a smart phone at the airport at their own cost if they do not have a smartphone. More information can be found here.
  • Passengers travelling to Japan directly from Singapore must hold a visa or a Re-entry Confirmation letter from the Japanese embassy and a 'Cover Letter' permitting the passenger to take a Covid-19 test in Singapore.

Test requirements

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged older than 6 years entering, re-entering, or returning to Japan must submit an electronic or printed inspection certificate showing a negative Covid-19 test result carried out within 72 hours before departure issued by a medical institute. The inspection certificate can be found online here. If passengers are holding a negative test certificate which is not in the format of the inspection certificate, it will be accepted provided that the test result meets all the requirements stated above. The negative test result must include all of the following:
    • Passenger's name, date of birth;
    • Testing method (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, TRC, SMART AMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, Quantitative Antigen test (CLEIA) are accepted; please also note that qualitative Antigen test will not be accepted);
    • Sample collection method. Currently only the following sample collection methods are valid and accepted by Japanese authorities:
      • Nasal Swab;
      • Nasopharyngeal Swab;
      • Saliva; or
      • Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal swabs. Passengers will be denied entry if the sample collection method is not stated on their test results, or is not one of the accepted methods; 

    • A negative test result, sample collection date and time, date of issuance of the test result; 
    • Name of the medical institute; and
    • Must be written in English, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu or Vietnamese.
  • Vaccinated passengers: The requirement to hold a test certificate does not apply to passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and hold proof that they have received 3 (three) doses. 

  • This above requirement to hold an inspection certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result does not apply to:
    • Children aged between 6 and 18 years , provided they are accompanied by their parents with a negative test result;
    • Passengers holding a consular letter from a Japanese overseas diplomatic establishment or foreign embassy in Japan  stating that passengers cannot obtain a negative test result before travel for a justifiable reason. These passengers will be subject to a Covid-19 test on the third day after arrival, and will also be required to quarantine at a designated place. After receiving the negative test result, they will be required to install the Covid-19 MySOS Application and continue their quarantine at home until 14 days after arrival; or
    • International transit passengers, provided they are departing from the same airport in Japan on the same day.
  • Seamen travelling to Japan are required to hold a certificate of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure in order to get onboard a vessel.
    • This requirement does not apply to seamen in transit.  
  • Passengers travelling to Japan directly from Singapore present the 'Cover Letter' and a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate obtained from an authorised medical institution in Singapore within 72 hours prior to departure to Japan.

Testing on arrival

  • Passengers suspected of having Covid-19 will be subject to Covid-19 testing on arrival. If the test result is positive, passengers must quarantine in a designated facility at their own expense.

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