健康・医療COVID-19 Negative Test Result Certificate before departure

Presentation of Inspection Certificate for Quarantine

All entrants must presentation a certificate of inspection within 72 hours before leaving the country. If you are unable to presentation a valid certificate of inspection, you will not be allowed to enter in Japan based on the Quarantine Law.

・In the country of departure, if you do not have a inspection certificate before boarding, you will be denied boarding the aircraft.
・In cases where it is difficult or truly unavoidable to obtain an inspection certificate, please consult with the diplomatic mission abroad.

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Conditions and Format

Inspection certificates are valid only if they meet the following conditions.

■ Within 72 hours from the date of sample collection to the departure time of the flight.
■ The prescribed format that covers all of the requirements for a certificate can be used. Any certificate made without using the format is also valid as long as it satisfies all of the items mentioned below. When using such optional forms, it may take time to check the certificates during boarding procedures at a departure place and landing procedures in Japan, so we strongly encourage to use the "Fast-Track" method of pre-screening.
■ When using optional forms, all the items must be written in English or Japanese.

<Conditions>
(1) Name
(2) Date of birth
(3) Testing method for COVID-19
(4) Sample
(5) Specimen collection date and time
(6) Result
(7) Name of medical institution
(8) Date of issue

<Format>
日本語・EnglishArabicIndonesianUrduKoreanSpanishThaiGermanFrenchVietnamesePersianPortugueseRussianUkrainianDutchChineseItalianTagalogNepalese

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Test and Sample Collection Method

<Test>
Test method is valid only for one of the following.
■Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
-LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification)
-TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification)
-TRC (Transcription Reverse-transcription Concerted reaction)
-Smart Amp (Smart Amplification process)
-NEAR (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction)
-Next Generation Sequence

■Quantitative Antigen Test※(CLEIA/ECLIA)
※ Not a qualitative antigen test

<Sample>
Sample collection method is valid only for one of the following.
Nasopharyngeal Swab/Nasal Swab※/Saliva/Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs
※Nasal Swab is valid when the test method is Nucleic Acid Amplification test.

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