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Traveling to Japan Find out about the measures and requirements in place for visiting Japan

Last updated: Thursday, 1 July 2021

Japan has protocols in place to ensure the safety of its visitors and residents. These measures may be adjusted to adapt to the global situation. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website for the latest information on entry restrictions and procedures.

Before your visit

Before you travel, check the current entry restrictions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Organise a COVID-19 PCR test at an approved medical facility. A negative test certificate issued within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time is a requirement for entry into Japan. Note that the 72-hour window is counted from the time your sample is taken, not from the the time you receive your results. You can find the format for the test certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website. The Embassy of Japan in your country may be able to supply a list of testing facilities which follow the prescribed testing format. Be sure to bring a printed copy of the certificate to hand in on arrival to Japan.

Fill out a written pledge to submit to immigration officials when entering Japan. You can print out a copy of the written pledge from the MOFA website.
Make sure you have a smartphone that can show location information and download necessary apps for use during the self-quarantine period in Japan. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can arrange to rent one at your arrival airport.

Before your visit *1 The 72-hour window is counted from the time your sample is taken, not from the time you receive your results.
*2 Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
*3 Valid Format of "Certificate of Negative Test Result"

Arriving in Japan

On arrival to Japan, all visitors and Japanese residents are tested for COVID-19 at the airport, before immigration. Currently, all visitors and Japanese residents are required to self-quarantine on arrival, for 14 days. You may not use public transportation during the quarantine period. For more information on entry and self-quarantine procedures check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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