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Quarantine Border Measures at entering Japan

Quarantine border measures

2021.01.08 First edition 2021.08.13 Latest version update

What is Quarantine in Japan?

As the quarantine border measure of quarantine based on Japan government efforts against the new coronavirus infection, Japan quarantine division strictly requires that all people entering Japan have to stay for 14 days at the permitted places and never to use public transportation for the prevention of spread of COVID-19...

Due to the current epidemic prevention measures of the novel corona virus, all people entering Japan even without symptoms of illness are required

  •  To submit “negative” certificate of COVID-19 testing conducted within 72 hours prior to departure time.*1
      (Sample of Inspection Certificate. , .)   (Requirements for COVID Test to enter Japan. ,.)
  •  To take Covid-19 testing upon entry into Japan
  •  To stay at a place designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station, such as their homes, for 14 days counting from the day after arrival (Self-quarantine)
  •  Not to use public transportation for any purpose including transportation from Airport.*2
  •  Be sure to pre-booking of an accommodation and means of private transportation from the airport to the accommodation in Japan.
  •  To register information of accommodation for 14 days after entry into Japan and transportation from Airport to Japan Quarantine.
  •  To retain location information for 14 days after entry into Japan.
  •  To install a Covid-19 Contact-Confirming Application designated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
  •  To submit Written pledge for above.*3  (Sample of Written pledge for Individual )
  1. Those who do not submit a certificate of negative test result will be denied entry into Japan. (Airline companies will reject boarding those without one.)
  2.  It is strictly prohibited to transfer from an international flight to any Japan domestic flight in Japan   within 14 days after you arrive Japan. It is required having a Quarantine-stay  for 14 days around the first arrival international airport in Japan.
  3.  In case of violation of the pledge, names and other information may be made public and, for foreign nations, will be subject to the revocation of status of residence and procedures for deportation.

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Who and what kind of  “Forced Quarantine (mandatory isolation)” will be required? 

All people who enter Japan from countries and regions designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as “countries / regions with community transmission of coronavirus variants of concern”  have to take the following strengthen quarantine measures. ;

  • To be isolated by staying for the specified period (3, 6 or 10 days) after entering Japan at the specific facilities designated and secured by the quarantine station.[Forced quarantine]
  • To take the COVID-19 PCR test every 3 days (3rd, 6th and 10th day) during the “Forced quarantine”
  • Those who have negative result leave the facility and have to be in “Self-quarantine” during the remaining period of 14 days  after entering Japan at home or places approved by quarantine station. (The places have to be secured by yourself.) [Self-quarantine].

(Based on the announcement of on January 8, 2021 and revision of June 28, 2021)

 

The designation of “countries/regions with community transmission of coronavirus variants of concern” is divided into the following two categories and further classified according to their degree of prevalence, and designated the enhanced quarantine measures for each.

  1. 『Certain countries/regions designated in response to coronavirus variants of special concern on border measures』 (hereinafter referred to as “countries with variant virus of special concern prevalent”)
  2. 『Designated countries/regions in response to coronavirus infection other than coronavirus variants of special concern on border measures』(hereafter referred to as “countries with other variant virus prevalent”)

Strengthen quarantine measures are as follows.

1.  Entry into Japan from “countries with variant virus of special concern prevalent”

After June 28, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan have designated the following variants as “variants of special concern on border measures” and take strengthen quarantine measures to border countermeasures.

『variants of special concern on border measures』

  • Beta strain (B.1.351, South African type)
  • Gamma strain (P.1, Brazilian type)
  • Delta strain (B.1.617.2, Indian type)
  • Eta strainB.1.525)
  • Iota strainB.1.526)
  • Kappa strainB.1.617.1)
  • Lambda strainC.37)
  • Mu strainB.1.621)

 

《Case 1》 10 days forced quarantine (refused to re-entry into Japan)

The foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in following countries/regions within 14 days prior to the entering Japan will be denied re-entry and will not be able to enter into Japan.

And, for all the travelers who enter from the countries/regions above (Japanese, and Foreign nationals treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances) required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To self-quarantine for 10 days at specific facilities designated by the quarantine station chief (only at the accommodations booked by the quarantine office) [Forced quarantine]
  • To take the COVID-19 test on the 3rd day, 6th day and 10th days
  • Those who have negative results in all tests leave the facilities and are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the 10th day after entering Japan.

※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

<Applied country and region>

No applicable country/region

(Announced on September 17, 2021; effective midnight JST on September 20, 2021)

 

《Case 1-2》– 10 days forced quarantine (allowed to re-entry into Japan)

After entering Japan, the same measures as in 《Case 1》 will be requested, but re-entry will not be denied.

<Applied country and region>

No applicable country/region

(Announced on September 17, 2021; effective midnight JST on September 20, 2021)

 

《Case 2》– 6 days forced quarantine

For all the travelers who enter from the countries/regions above (Japanese, and Foreign nationals treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances) required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To self-quarantine for 6 days at specific facilities designated by the quarantine station chief (only at the accommodations booked by the quarantine office) [Forced quarantine]
  • To take the COVID-19 test on the 3rd and 6th day 
  • Those who have negative results in the both tests leave the facilities and are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the 6th day after entering Japan.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

<Applied country and region>

No applicable country/region

(Announced on September 17, 2021; effective midnight JST on September 20, 2021)

 

《Case 3》– 3 days forced quarantine

For all the travelers who enter from the countries/regions above (Japanese, and Foreign nationals treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances) required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To self-quarantine for 3 days at specific facilities designated by the quarantine station chief (only at the accommodations booked by the quarantine office) [Forced quarantine]
  • To take the COVID-19 test on the 3rd day  again
  • Those who have negative results in the test leave the facilities and are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the 3rd day after entering Japan.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

<Applied country and region>

Afghanistan,  The UAE,  Argentine ,  India,  Indonesia,  Uruguay ,  The UK,  Ecuador ,  Kazzakhstan,  Cuba ,  Greece,  Kyrgyz,  Costa Rica,  Colombia ,  Zambia,  Georgia,  Spain,  Suriname ,  Sri Lanka,  Seychelles ,  Tanzania ,  Chile ,  Denmark ,  Dominican Republic,  Trinidad and Tobago,  Turkey ,  Nepal,  Pakistan ,  Paraguay ,  Bangladesh,  Philippines ,  Brazil,  Venezuela,  Peru ,  Belgium ,  Bolivia ,  Portugal ,  Malaysia,  South Africa,  Myanmar,  Mozambique ,  Maldives,  Libya ,  Moscow (Russia), 

(Announced on September 17, 2021; effective midnight JST on September 20, 2021)

 

2.  Entry into Japan from “countries with other variant virus prevalent
《Case 4》– 3 days forced quarantine (Practically the same measures as 《Case 3》)

For all the travelers who enter from the countries/regions above (Japanese, and Foreign nationals treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances) required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To self-quarantine for 3 days at specific facilities designated by the quarantine station chief (only at the accommodations booked by the quarantine office) [Forced quarantine]
  • To take the COVID-19 test on the 3rd day  again
  • Those who have negative results in the test leave the facilities and are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the 3rd day after entering Japan.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

<Applied country and region>

Uzbekistan, Khabarovsk region (Russia)

(Announced on September 17, 2021; effective midnight JST on September 20, 2021)

 

how-to-count

[ How to count the number of days required for quarantine ]

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has set and defined the number of days required for quarantine stay and the date of re-testing of COVID-19 test as follows.

  • Required number of days for Quarantine :   “for 14 days counting from the day after arrival” *

Please refer to the number of days to secure accommodation for voluntary quarantine.

* Source : Q&A for Fundamental strengthening of border measures(Ministry of HLW)

How to count the number of days required for quarantine

[ URL links of related sites of each ministry ]

These above are summary of main points of quarantine information as of January 2021 (and updated in later), so please make sure to check the website of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Ministry of Justice for the latest and accurate information.

《Information by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare》

◆New measures related to border measures (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)..
  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html
◆Q&A for Fundamental strengthening of border measures ( Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)..
  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00003.html
◆Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)..
  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00079.html
◆Fundamental strengthening of border measures(Covid-19) (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)..
  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00098.html

《Information by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan》

◆Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)..
  https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html
◆Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)..
  https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

《Information by Ministry of Justice》

◆Information related to COVID-19 (Ministry of Justice)..
  https://www.isa.go.jp/en/covid-19_index.html

Attention)  This site will not take any responsibility for information of border measures and written contents above, so Please follow Japan government’s official announcement.

Check the various types of Quarantine accommodations,
Hotels & Furnished Apartments with Airport Transfer Services

 ※ Examples of Quarantine plans & accommodation facilities

Apartment Type

Furnished Apartment - Type C

for 1 person
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(incl. all meals, airport transfer etc.)
(“3 meal service” including)

Apartment Type

Furnished Apartment - Type E

for 1-2 people
150,000yen~

(incl. all meals, airport transfer etc.)
(“3 meal service” including)

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Quarantine hotel Tokyo

for 1 person
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Quarantine hotel - Osaka

for 1 person
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(incl. all meals, airport transfer etc.)


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