COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures

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Japanese Border Measures

Temporary measures are currently being applied to those who are entering Japan from China.
After 00:00 JST on March 1st, 2023, all those who are entering Japan via a direct flight from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) are required to obtain a certificate of Pre-departure Test.
Please check here.

Please pre-register the information required for quarantine procedures via “Visit Japan Web”.
We request that all travelers use “Visit Japan Web” which can be accessed from the link below, as it will take an extended period of time to confirm documents for those who do not use it.

Quarantine procedure

Visit Japan Web Valid Vaccination Certificate Pre-departure Test On-arrival Test Isolation



NOT Required





  • Those who are unable to use “Visit Japan Web” must submit a Questionnaire at quarantine. Please fill it from here before arriving.
  • Those who are unable to present a valid vaccination certificate or a valid certificate of inspection will not be allowed to enter Japan, as based on Quarantine Law, and will be denied boarding the aircraft in the country of departure.
  • Those entering Japan with symptoms of suspected COVID-19 infection will be tested upon arrival. Furthermore, those who test positive will be required to quarantine at a designated facility.


Required documents for entering Japan




Note for All Visitors to Japan

Due to the increase in the number of passengers entering Japan, quarantine procedures at airports are taking time depending on the time of arrival. For those arriving later in the evening, please plan well in advance by making reservations for lodging near the airport.

Thank you for your understanding of quarantine operations.
※Any costs incurred due to quarantine procedures after flight arrival are the responsibility of the passenger.

Important notes after entering Japan

  • Please take the following countermeasures to prevent the spread of the infection.

    • Sanitize your hands thoroughly and wash your hands frequently.
    • Avoid the three Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings).
  • If you test positive or develop any symptoms such as fever after entering Japan, please check  Website of the MHLW for information on the prefecture where you are staying and follow its guidance.

    Local Call Center
    Information on each prefecture can be found here.
    Cabinet Secretariat web
    Provides information on five situations that increase the risk of infection.

Call Center

Open 9AM to 9 PM, everyday including weekend and holidays.


Resources (in Japanese)