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Total doses
People fully
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Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
A printed negative test tested within 72 hours prior to departure is required
Not 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
Not required
Not required
May be required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR

Crossing Rules:


Entry restrictions

  • Passengers who have been issued a visa for Japan from 2nd December 2021 must re-apply. All visas issued before this date have been suspended.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers with a re-entry permit;
    • Passengers who are the spouse or child of a Japanese national;
    • Passengers who are the spouse or child of a permanent resident; or
    • Diplomats.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Japan if they have a Chinese passport issued in Hubei or Zhejiang province, or if they have visited any of the following countries and regions in the past 14 days: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Moldova, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers arriving in Japan via the banned countries or regions for transiting purposes;
    • Returning residents of Japan who have departed from Japan provided holding a valid re-entry permit, and a test certificate showing a negative result for Covid-19 obtained within 72 hours prior to departure.
    • Passengers travelling to Japan under special exceptional circumstances, provided holding a valid visa issued by Japan and a test certificate showing a negative test result for Covid-19 tested within 72 hours before departure;
    • Foreign passengers newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment;
    • Foreign passengers newly entering Japan for a long-term stay;
    • Passengers holding a visa issued by Japan saying "UKR" in the remarks section
    • Passengers who are Japanese Government scholarship students, provided holding a confirmation letter issued by the Japanese overseas establishments;
    • Passengers travelling with a company or group that can ensure the necessary epidemic prevention measures;
    • Passengers holding a visa issued by Japan saying "EX-R" in the remarks section, provided arriving in Japan on or before the 21st January 2021, and they have not been in the United Kingdom or South Africa in the past 14 days; or
    • Crew members arriving in Japan via the banned countries or regions for refuelling or transiting purposes.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for nationals of a European Union or Schengen Area member state, Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria,  Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Laos, Lesotho, Macau, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, the Vatican, or Vietnam.
  • Passengers who have been accredited by Japan (this includes diplomatic agents, consular officers, members of administrative and technical staff, members of the service staff, and family members of the said parties, or any officials of international organizations and their family members subject to international agreements concluded by Japan regarding privileges and immunities) must follow the following guidelines to enter Japan:
    • If they reside in Japan and are re-entering the country, passengers must hold a passport with a 'Diplomatic' or 'Official' status of residence attached, an identification card issued by the Ministry of Foreign affairs (MOFA), and a completed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card for Re-entrants. Passengers aged 14 or under may hold a letter of identification issued by the MOFA or an embassy in Tokyo instead of an identification card. 
    • If they are newly assigned to Japan, passengers must hold a passport with a 'Diplomatic' or 'Official' visa attached (if a visa is required), and a letter issued by the MOFA or the embassy in Tokyo of the passenger's country verifying that they have been assigned to Japan.
    • Passengers holding a United Nations Laissez-Passer and a passport which requires a visa for Japan must have a 'Diplomatic' or 'Official' visa.
  • Passengers may obtain a QR code by uploading their documents before travel through the Home Upload Process (Fast Track) in the My SOS App, in order to speed up the entry process on arrival in Japan.

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.

Form requirements

  • Passengers must complete an online questionnaire and present the generated QR code on arrival.
  • Passengers entering Japan are required to set their smartphone to save location information and install the following apps upon arrival for the implementation of quarantine: OSSMA (Location information-confirming app), and Covid-19 My SOS Application. 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

  • 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;

  • This above requirement to hold an inspection certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result does not apply to:
    • Children aged 6 years and under, 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.

Quarantine and testing on arrival

  • Passengers are subject to a mandatory PCR test upon arrival.
  • The requirement to test on arrival does not apply to:
    • Passengers in transit;
    • Crew members; or
    • Passengers travelling from a Blue List country/region.
  • Please find quarantine information here.
  • Passengers are prohibited from using public transport, including taxis and domestic flights, during these 10 days. Passengers must confirm this with a Written Pledge.

Blue List countries/regions

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zambia.