COVID-19

COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Leisure travelers are still not allowed to enter Japan.  However, Japan's government eased quarantine rules in October for vaccinated travelers entering the country, except those coming from nine nations (i.e. are Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Philippines, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru) where the Mu variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed.

Access into Japan

All those who enter, re-enter or return to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are requested to submit a certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test (hereinafter referred to as “certificate of negative test result”) conducted within 72 hours (from the sampling time to departure time of the flight) no matter whether arriving from the countries/regions designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan or not, or no matter whether using Business Track/Residence Track or not. All passengers are also subject to conducting of COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Entry Requirements

All passengers are required to stay 3 days at designated facilities and upon leaving the facilities, passengers still have to self-isolate at home or other locations in Japan until 14 days have passed since the arrival in the country.

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Philippines, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru are required to stay 6 days at designated facilities and upon leaving the facilities, passengers still have to self-isolate at home or other locations in Japan until 14 days have passed since the arrival in the country.

For passengers with proof of vaccination at least 14 days before entry to Japan will be exempt from the 3-day stay at designated facilities but will still have to self-isolate at home or other locations for 14 days. A COVID-19 test is required on the 10th day and if the result is negative, self-isolation will be shortened. The vaccines must be those approved by Japanese authorities.

COVID-19 Testing

RT-PCR testing is available at appointed hospitals and clinics in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

  • RT-PCR test cost is from JPY 40,000 - JPY 55,000 which is payable to the hospitals/clinics directly via cash or credit card.  Test result is within 24 hours and test certificate will be issued and can be collected in person from the hospital or clinic.

We are merely acting as a facilitator in order to assist Guests who require a COVID-19 test. Guests are solely liable for settling all COVID-19 related fees and costs which are paid for on the ground at the time of testing. All testing is carried out by third parties with no association or affiliation to us and we are not liable or responsible for any issues, delays or problems encountered during the testing process or the performance or non-performance of the testing facilities.

Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.

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