Covid Entry Check: Japan Travel Restrictions

This Japan dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Closed for Travel
  • Up to 0 Days
Last reviewed on 27 May 2022, 01:00AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
190,311
-34.66% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
104,208
91.13% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), the following travellers may also enter:
• US military personnel, civilian personnel, and their dependents. They must have SOFA status and have the required documents stipulated in Article IX of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement;
• Travellers with a "D" visa (only (D) as Diplomat) or an "S" visa (only (S) as Spouse, Child of Japanese or (S) as Spouse of Permanent Resident);
• Travellers with a visa issued by Japan outside Japan on or after 2 December 2021;
• Travellers with a visa issued by Japan and a "Letter of Embassy/Consulate General/Consular Office of Japan";

Other important information:
• Travellers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.
• Travellers must install the "MySOS" mobile app.
• Travellers with an Olympic Identity and Accreditation Card (OIAC) or Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card (PIAC) (including cards in Pre-Valid Card (PVC) format) must present a QR code from the app OCHA before departure and upon arrival

For Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe:
Residents of Japan with the status of residence of "Permanent Resident", "Spouse or Child of a Japanese National", "Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident" or "Long Term Resident" with a re-entry who in the past 14 days been in these countries are not allwed to enter.

What to expect in Japan?

📝 Before your trip

You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.
Form Details:
Travellers must complete a "Quarantine Questionnaire" at https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/ . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

For more information: https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 3 days of your arrival.
Testing Details:
Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are LAMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, quantitative antigen (CLEIA/ECLEIA), RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. The test must:
- specify that it is based on nasopharyngeal swab, saliva, or nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab; and
- be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and
- be in English.
Details can be found at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html#2_1 and https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html .

Travellers are subject to COVID-19 test after arrival and quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html .

For more information: https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/

🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller. For more information: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000769032.pdf

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 0days; Quarantine served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller) (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000871755.pdf or https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000872593.pdf

🛂 Travel restrictions


There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
There are no routes with fewer restrictions (i.e. Green Lanes) at this time.