Check out Updated Japan Travel Requirements for 2022

COVID Japan Travel Requirements for Foreigners for 2022: This is the updated advisory for traveling passengers arriving in Japan. This is sourced from both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific COVID travel advisories.

As you plan your business or pleasure trip to Japan, there are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration. In this article, we will outline the Japan travel requirements for foreigners and provide information on the COVID restrictions that are currently in place. Here is a checklist of what you’ll need to do in order to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

These travel requirements are for travel to Japan only. Looking for information when arriving in the Philippines from abroad? Check out the COVID Travel Requirements for foreigners or returning overseas Filipinos arriving from abroad. Or click here for General Travel Requirements for Destinations Within the Philippines.

Covid Japan Travel Requirements
Check out the updated Japan Travel Requirements for 2022

Japan Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory: Haneda, Narita, Nagoya, Kansai, Fukuoka, Chitose

Allowed Travelers

  • Japanese Nationals
  • Non-Japanese Nationals with Permanent Residence/Residence Visa, and their dependents
  • New entry Residents with Long-term Stay Visa
  • Returning OFWs/trainees (with re-entry permit), and Sea Crew point to point and transit to Japan may enter Japan
  • Foreign nationals who are acknowledged to have special exceptional circumstances by Japanese authorities may still enter Japan. 
  • Travelers with visas issued prior to December 2, 2021, who acquire the status of “Spouse or Child of Japanese National,” “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident,” or “Diplomat”

Japan Travel Requirements: Medical Documents

  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result valid within seventy-two (72) hours prior to departure
  • Certificate of inspection or Certificate of Testing for Covid-19 within seventy-two (72) hours prior to departure. If a passenger is unable to submit the certificate, they will not be allowed to enter Japan based on Quarantine Law.

Japan Travel Requirements: Travel Documents

Additional Japan travel requirements:

  • Install the following apps on their smartphones and use them to ensure implementation of quarantine and other measures at home, a hotel, or other designated locations for seven (7) days after arriving in Japan:
    • Install OSSMA (Location information-confirming app)
    • Install and sign-up for Skype
    • Install and sign-up for MYSOS
    • Install Covid-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)
  • Set smartphone to save location information (settings on Google Maps, etc.)

Japan Travel Requirements: Quarantine Requirements

  • Effective 1 March 2022, fully vaccinated travelers coming from countries other than designated countries/regions are no longer required to undertake quarantine except for those who are coming from Designated Countries/Regions. 
    • For travelers coming from the Designated Countries/Regions with booster shots, they can proceed to 3D home quarantine.
    • For unvaccinated/partially travelers or those who received a full dose of vaccine but without booster shot, they can proceed to 3D quarantine in a Japan Government Facility

Japan Travel Requirements per Cebu Pacific Advisory

Updated as of June 1, 2022

As per Government regulations, guests bound for Japan must take note of these travel guidelines:

Japan Travel Requirements: Entry Regulations

Only the following are allowed to enter Japan:

  • Japanese Nationals
  • Spouse and/or Child of Japanese Nationals

The following may be allowed to enter, subject to exceptional circumstances and the approval of Japan Immigration:

  • Foreigners / Permanent Residents with Re-Entry Permit and Visa
  • Spouse and/or Child of Permanent Residents
  • Diplomats
  • Foreign Nationals entering Japan under the supervision of receiving organizations (i.e., for business/employment)
  • Returnees / Immigrants from countries classified as “Blue” (which includes the Philippines), if they’re able to show at least three (3) doses of a valid COVID-19 vaccine
  • Effective on June 10, 2022 – Tourists from countries classified as “Blue”, provided that they’re part of a certified tour group.

Japan Travel Requirements: Please present printed copies of the following.

  • Inspection Certificate – Certificate of Negative RT-PCR test result issued within seventy-two (72) hours before departure. Use the sample Certificate of Negative Testing for COVID-19 here.
    • The Certificate of Negative Testing for COVID-19 must only indicate one (1) type of test which may be either of the following:
      • RT-PCR nasopharyngeal / nasopharynx swab;
      • Saliva RT-PCR; or
      • RT-PCR nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab.
    • These are the conditions to be indicated on the Inspection Certificate, written in English:
      • Name, Passport Number, Nationality, Date of Birth, Sex
      • Testing method for COVID-19 sample
      • The result, specimen collection date and time, test result date, date of issue
      • Name of the medical institution, address of the medical institution, signature of a doctor, an imprint of a seal
  • Written pledge to quarantine/pledge that there is no false statement in the Vaccine Certificate or COVID-19 Test Certificate
  • Submit the online questionnaire as per Article 12 of the Japan Quarantine Act. Please use this link to access the questionnaire. This is also distributed upon check-in.
  • All guests are also required to install and register to the following mobile applications before flight:
    • MySOS – required for answering video calls from persons-in-charge to confirm your location
    • Google Maps – required to provide location history to health authorities to track possible exposure to COVID-19
    • COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application (COCOA) – to receive notifications about the possibility of contact with people who may have COVID-19
    • These mobile applications are available on Google Play Store for Android users, and App Store for iOS users. Please make sure that location services are enabled. Guests without smartphones should rent one at the airport upon arrival in Japan.

Japan Travel Requirements: Quarantine Guidelines

Click here for pre-registration for quarantine.

Visit this link for complete guidelines for traveling to Japan.

These are the updated Japan Travel Requirements we have as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the Japan government for the latest updates.

COVID Japan Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each international destination. These rules are subject to change by the issuing foreign government authority and are issued for our passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

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