Restrictions on Entry into Japan

Updated on May 31st, 2022 As from March 1, 2022, for new entry for short-term stays (3 months or less) for commercial and employment purposes and new entry for long-term stays, will be allowed in principle to newly enter Japan if they have been issued a visa based on the prescribed in the immigrant health confirmation system(ERFS) by the receiving organizations located in Japan. For details, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.

Quarantine measures: Review on the on-arrival COVID-19 test and the home quarantine period after entry into Japan

From 0:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022, based on the New Border Measures (28), on-arrival test, self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan will be determined depending on the grouping (“Red”, “Yellow” and “Blue” categories) of the countries/regions in which the entrants stayed within 14 days before the day of return to Japan or the day of application for landing on Japan.

Grouping of the country or region of your stay before arriving in Japan : see the list

France and the Netherlands are classified as "Blue“, and regardless of the vaccination status of the entrants/returnees, on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures are not required.

[Attention] Please note that the prescribed test certificate (so-called negative certificate) to be conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from Japan, health follow-up including installation of MySOS application, written Pledge, e-questionnaire are still required.

For more information, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

You can check the quarantine measures applicable to you here.

For FAQ about Quarantine measures, please see Japanese Border Measures (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)


As of 9th March, Fast track will be available at quarantine upon arrival in Japanese 5 international airport (NRT,HND,KIX,NGO,FUK). Fast Track is an optional service to handle some quarantine procedures in advance, before you enter Japan, using the MySOS app on your smartphone. What to prepare.

  • Smartphone/device with MySOS app installed
  • Passport number
  • Vaccination certificate (Optional) (Government requirements)
  • Test certificate (Less than 72 hours before departure)

Please complete the pre-application via the app at least 6 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled arrival time. Read more (Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)

Mobile app installation

At present, all entrants to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are required to install an app on their smartphones to ensure that self-isolation period at home or other accommodation after entry into Japan is carried out. You will be required to use this app to report your isolation status and health condition on a daily basis during your self-isolation period. You can report the test result via app. And the notification of the decision to shorten the self-isolation period will also be sent to you within the app.

Learn more about the app

Mandatory submission of inspection certificate

If you do not have a valid COVID-19 certificate, you will be denied boarding by the direction of the Government of Japan. Customers who enter or return to Japan are requested to prepare a certificate in advance. Valid Certificate format recommended by Japanese government Effective from entry on or after March 19, 2021, all persons who return to or enter Japan from abroad, regardless of the country or region in which they are staying and nationalities must provide a negative certificate of covid-19 inspection written in Japanese or English that was conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. If you are unable to submit an inspection certificate, you will not be allowed to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Law. (After March 9, 2022 at 00:00 am (JST), Nasal Swab is added to the list of valid sample. Nasal Swab is valid when the test method is Nucleic Acid.) The valid methods of COVID-19 inspection: Nucleic Acid Amplification Test - PCR - Polymerase chain reaction - (RT-)PCR - Reverse transcription PCR (real-time (RT-)PCR/Q-PCR/Fluorescence-PCR/Multiplex-PCR) - LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) (RT-LAMP) - TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification) - TRC (Transcription-reverse transcription concerted reaction) - Smart Amp (Smart Amplification process) - NEAR (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction)(e.g. ID-NOW) Other - Next Generation Sequence - Quantitative Antigen Test* (CLEIA/ECLEIA) *Not a qualitative antigen test. Sample collection method is valid only for one of the following: - Nasopharyngeal/Nasopharynx - Saliva - Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs - Nasal Swab* (* Nasal Swab is valid when the test method is Nucleic Acid Amplification test.) Please check Requirements for Certificate of Testing for Entering Japan Please check valid samples and testing methods ※Only test certificates that contain valid samples and testing methods will be considered valid. On the PCR certificate the date of issuance of the certificate and the date and time of the sample collection (within 72 hours before departure) must be indicated. The information listed above is subject to change. Please make sure to check the latest detailed information on the website of Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare  Valid Certificate format recommended by Japanese government

Submission of a Written Pledge

You will be asked to pledge not to use public transportation , to stay at home or in accommodation, to save and present your location information, and to install a contact confirmation application etc. during your self-quarantine period after entry. 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. Learn more information (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan) The Written Pledge


Customers departing to Japan on/after December 13, 2020 need to fill in an e-questionnaire before departure. Upon arrival in Japan there are limited possibilities to do this. Please make sure you fulfill this e-questionnaire before departure.

E-Questionnaire - Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare


As of December 20, 2021, a new online service has been launched that enables customers traveling internationally to Japan (including Japanese nationals returning to Japan) to perform all the immigration procedures (including quarantine, immigration and customs declarations) in one go upon entering the country.For details, please see the Digital Agency website (Japanese page).

Airport Transport Service Company operates “dedicated chartered bus for cross-border customers” for people entering Japan from Narita and Haneda airport as from 16th December, 2020. Reservation is required in advance. Please see details for booking from the link below. Airport Limousine Bus: “Dedicated chartered bus for cross-border customers"


As of 1 August 2022, the French authorities have lifted all health restrictions related to Covid-19, for travel from abroad to France, Corsica and overseas, as well as for travel between France and overseas in both directions. The classification of countries (green, orange , red) is removed. It is no longer necessary to present a vaccination certificate, negative Covid-19 test result, certificate of recovery, a sworn statement, compelling reasons for travel, and the digital Passenger Locator form (dPLF). It is however still recommended to wear a mask in the terminals and on board the aircraft.

Nonetheless, if you have a connecting flight, please make sure to check the entry requirements for the country or countries through which you are due to transit. Before traveling to France, we recommend that you visit the the Ministry of the Interior website

Covid-19: Measures and Information

Rebooking policy, sanitary and health measures and our commitment… Please see detailed information from the page below.

Air France Protect


TeCOT (COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers) provides online services for overseas travelers to find and request reservations at desired medical institutions which can conduct adequate medical tests such as a PCR testing. Please see more details from their website.

TeCOT (COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers)

COVID-19 Testing at Paris Airports

Passengers departing from Paris-ORY and Paris-CDG can perform an antigenic or RT-PCR test at the airport screening centers in addition to the testing centers in the city. At the airport, passengers will get the result (in French and English) within 48 hours after an RT-PCR test is taken and within one to two hours for an antigenic test. To be tested, passengers must have a valid air ticket and must make an appointment through doctolib. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements and to bring the correct travel documents with you, including a Covid-19 test if your destination requires it. To check the requirements of the country of arrival, you can consult the websites Traveldoc, Paris.Aé and France gouvernement. (To fly safely, and if it's possible, we recommend that you come to the airport with your PCR test already done at a testing center in the city.)



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