Consular Services

December 20, 2021

Currently, 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 conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan. Please use following formats.

In addition, "nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab" has been added to the list of valid specimens for travelers arriving in Japan after midnight (Japan time) on July 1, 2021, as a valid specimen for pre-departure testing of travelers to Japan.

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From March 19, all travelers including Japanese nationals who do not submit a certificate of negative test result will be denied entry into Japan in accordance with the Quarantine Act. Airline companies will reject boarding those without one. Please consult with Embassies or Consulate Generals or Consular Offices of Japan in case it is truly difficult to obtain the certificate of negative test result.

Please refer to this site Open a New Window for the latest information on quarantine measures after entering Japan.

All travelers are kindly requested to use the format prescribed by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. In case travelers have no choice but to use a format other than the prescribed format in a departure country or region, the submission of an optional format is not precluded. Nonetheless, the items to be included in the testing certificate such as valid specimens and test methods must be satisfied.

FAQ for the Confirmation of Certificate of testing for COVID-19 (Japanese (PDF) Open a New Window / English (PDF) Open a New Window)

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