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June 22, 2022

In applying measures based on New Border Measures (28) (May 20, 2022), COVID-19 vaccination certificates recognized as valid since June 26, 2022, in principle, fall under any of the categories 1. or 2. below.

  1. COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued in Japan which fall under any of the categories (1)-(3) below, and prove that at least three doses of COVID-19 vaccine are inoculated.
    • (1) COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued by either the Government of Japan or a local public authority/municipality in Japan (The COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel)
    • (2) Documents to prove vaccination for COVID-19 issued by a local public authority/municipality in Japan
    • (3) Records of Vaccination for COVID-19 issued by medical institutions in Japan
  2. COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued abroad which fulfill all the three requirements (1)-(3) below.
    • (1) All relevant items described below should be listed on the certificate either in Japanese or English:
      Name, date of birth, product name or manufacturer of vaccines, vaccination date, number of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Note 1)
      • (Note 1) COVID-19 vaccination certificates written in languages other than Japanese or English are considered as valid if the translation (Japanese/English) is attached and all the items are clearly identifiable.
    • (2) The certificate should prove that at least two doses (As for JCOVDEN / Janssen, one dose is treated as two doses) of any of the COVID-19 vaccines described in the table a. below are inoculated, and any of the COVID-19 vaccines described in the table b. below is inoculated for the third vaccination or after. (Note 2)
      • a. COVID-19 vaccines up to the second dose:
        Product Name or Manufacturer
        COMIRNATY, Intramuscular injection / Pfizer
        Vaxzevria, Intramuscular injection / AstraZeneca (Note 3)
        Spikevax, Intramuscular injection / Moderna
        JCOVDEN / Janssen
        COVAXIN / Bharat Biotech
        Nuvaxovid, Intramuscular injection / Novavax (Note 3)
        • (Note 2) Mix-and-match vaccines are also considered as valid.
        • (Note 3) In applying measures based on New Border Measures (28), COMIRNATY manufactured by Fosun Pharma / BioNTech and Covishield / COVOVAX manufactured by the Serum Institute of India are treated as identical to COMIRNATY, Intramuscular injection / Pfizer and Vaxzevria, Intramuscular injection / AstraZeneca, Nuvaxovid, Intramuscular injection / Novavax respectively.
      • b. COVID-19 vaccines for the third dose or after:
        Product Name or Manufacturer
        COMIRNATY, Intramuscular injection / Pfizer (Note 4)
        Spikevax, Intramuscular injection / Moderna
        Nuvaxovid, Intramuscular injection / Novavax (Note 4)
        Vaxzevria, Intramuscular injection / AstraZeneca (Note 4)
        Note : To be recognized as valid after 0:00am(JST) June 26, 2022
        JCOVDEN / Janssen
        Note : To be recognized as valid after 0:00am(JST) June 26, 2022
        • (Note 4) In applying measures based on New border measures (28), COMIRNATY manufactured by Fosun Pharma / BioNTech and Covishield / COVOVAX manufactured by the Serum Institute of India are treated as identical to COMIRNATY, Intramuscular injection / Pfizer and Vaxzevria, Intramuscular injection / AstraZeneca, Nuvaxovid, Intramuscular injection / Novavax respectively.
    • (3) The certificate should be issued by an official body, such as a government.

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