Border Enforcement Measures Japan

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What you need to do

Mandatory 14-Day Isolation

 -Isolate yourself at your accommodation (registered location of isolation) or home, and do NOT come into physical contact with others. 
-During your isolation, Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants (HCO) will conduct follow up and report your location and health condition daily as pledged. 
-If you develop any health issue, contact the local Public Health Office.



Presentation of inspection certificate

■ All entrants must provide a certificate of inspection within 72 hours prior to departure.
■ If you are unable to submit 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.

-The Conditions and test method and
-Q&A in English
-Q&A in Chinese

Quarantined in the accommodation of the government, Submission of a written pledge

Depending on the countries and regions in which you stayed, you will be required to stay in the accommodation of the government, and be tested.

You will be asked to pledge not to use public transportation for 14 days, to stay at home or in accommodation, to save and present your location information, and to install a contact confirmation application etc.. If you violate the pledge, in addition to being subject to suspension measures based on the Quarantine Law, you may be subject to the following;

(1)If you are Japanese, your name and information that may contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection may be publicized.
(2)If you are a resident status holder, your name, nationality, and information that may contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection may be publicized. You may also be subject to revocation of your status of residence and deportation proceedings.

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Carrying a smartphone and installing necessary applications

In order to carry out the pledges in the written pledge, you need to have a smartphone that can use the necessary applications (e.g., showing location information). If you do not own a smartphone or if you own a smartphone that does not allow the installation of necessary apps, please rent a smartphone at the airport at your expense upon arriving in Japan.

What to install

Submission of Questionnaire

Pleas fill in the questionnaire from the website before your arrival. Save the issued QR code and show it to the quarantine officer when you enter to Japan.



-Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in English and Japanese / Ministry of Foreign Affaires
Denial of permission to entry
2.Denial of the re-entry from certain countries/regions among designated countries/regions in response to COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures
3.Quarantine measures
4.Suspension of visa validity
5.Suspension of visa exemption measures
6.Restrictions on airport/ports for arrival
7.Entry of foreign nationals with special exceptional circumstances

-Important notice on border enforcement measures / Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

-Regarding denial of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 / Immigration Service Agency of Japan

-Update on Omicron, a variant of concern / WHO