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 Quarantine Border Measures for Entering Japan

Quarantine border measures

2021.01.08 First edition 2022.09.28 Latest version update

Regarding new entry of foreign nationals into Japan, based on the New Border Measures (34) announced by MWHL dated on September 26, 2022, prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up Systems (ERFS) is no longer required from October 11, 2022.
In addition, the measure to limit the entry of foreign tourists to those on package tours will be lifted from the same day.
Furthermore, visa exemption arrangements will be resumed. Please refer to the website of MOFA “5. Suspension of visa exemption measures.. for more details.

This is a Guidance to easy understand Japanese quarantine rules and regulations.
– Who need quarantine?   – What is required?   – How many days needed?   – How the Vaccine Certificate work?   – Who can be shorten the quarantine period?
This is the latest information with a clear and concise summary of requests for quarantine procedures & measures announced by Japanese government, as of isolation, travel restrictions, inspection certificate, how count the isolating period, and enforced isolation requested to arrivals from some countries etc..

《Contents》

– What is New Quarantine Measure in Japan?
– What is “Self-Quarantine” and “Forced Quarantine (mandatory isolation)”?
– Shortening quarantine period with a valid booster vaccination certificate or Negative result of COVID-Test
– How to count the number of days required for quarantine
– URL links of related announcements and websites of each ministry
* Information of Quarantine services & accommodations (by Quarantine-Japapn.com) 

 

*The new measures will apply to cross-border travelers and returnees who board an aircraft with an estimated time of arrival after 00:00 JST on September 7th, 2022.

  • Those who obtain valid vaccination certificate (3 doses) will not be required to obtain negative certificate of  testing for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure from the foreign country.
  • “Packaged” and “Guided” will be necessary only for the part of your travel in Japan, not for the whole period.
  • Still required all travelers have to have a licensed travel agency etc. as the “responsible of acceptance” for whole travel periods.

Check the link for more details.....

From 0:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022, there will be significant changes to the border measures applicable for most cross-border travelers and returnees.
Please refer to
the old information for those who will arrive in Japan before June 1, 2022.

What is New Quarantine Measure in Japan?

(based on the latest announcement as of May 26, 2022 and effective from June 1st)

As the border measure of quarantine based on Japan government efforts against the new coronavirus infection, Japan quarantine division make three groups of cross-border travelers and returnees divided by the country and regions where they have been within 14 days before entering Japan.

The Quarantine measures are determined by with/without a valid vaccination certificate for each group.

◆ Applied Quarantine Measures ◆

  • All people entering Japan must have a Pre-departure test which should be within 72 hours from the date of sample collection to the flight departure time and submit the submit the “negative” certificate of valid COVID-19 testing .*1
      (Sample of Inspection Certificate. , .)   (Requirements for COVID Test to enter Japan. ,.)
  • Quarantine measures after arrival Japan are specified by with/without a valid vaccination certificate for each group.
  • Group “Blue”      :All people form Group “Blue” are NOT required on-arrival test, home quarantine and other Quarantine measures after arrival Japan. Can be free right after coming out the airport!
  • Group “Yellow:People who are from Group “Yellow” and  have a valid certificate of 3-time vaccination are NOT required on-arrival test, home quarantine and other Quarantine measures after arrival Japan. Can be free right after coming out the airport!
  • Group “Yellow:People who are from Group “Yellow” but don’t have a valid certificate of 3-time vaccination are required “On-arrival test” and “7-day home quarantine” (or 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test after 3rd day).
  • Group “Red”       :People who are from Group “Red” and  have a valid certificate of 3-time vaccination are required “On-arrival test” and “7-day home quarantine” (or 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test after 3rd day).
  • Group “Red”       :People who are from Group “Red” but don’t have a valid certificate of 3-time vaccination are required 3-day quarantine at a government-designated facility.
*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.)

【Grouping of Designated countries/regions from June 1, 2022~ - updated on August 1, 2022 】:

Please refer the latest Grouping of the country or region of your stay before arriving in Japan ..

Grouping of Designated countries/regions updated on August 1, 2022

(Latest Announced on July 29, 2022; effective at midnight JST on August 1, 2022)

 

Detailed requirements of Quarantine measures for the people who come from Group “Yellow without valid vaccination and Group “Red with a valid vaccination are as follows;

  • Number of days is counted from the next day of your arrival, and the quarantine period will finish at the midnight after required days.
    It means;
    – if “7day quarantine” required, you need to book a hotel etc. for 8 nights 9days.
    – if you will take a voluntary COVID-test at the”3rd day” to short the quarantine period, actually it should be after your 4th day which is after 3 nights stayed in Japan.
  • The voluntary test after 3rd day only at the designated institutions are valid, and it would be required a reservation in advance, And it may take a few days to get the result depending on the institution. And after getting the result, you need to submit the certificate of negative result to government via MySOS app to get the permission to finish the quarantine period.
  •  To submit “negative” certificate of valid 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 own homes or accommodations arranged by themselves or facilities designated by the Quarantine Station,  for 3 days or 7 days (or 14 days) counting from the day after arrival (Self-quarantine / Forced-quarantine) and avoid contact with others.
  •  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 7 days (or 14 days) after entry into Japan and transportation from Airport to Japan Quarantine.
  •  To retain location information for 7 days (or 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 )
  • To check your health condition and avoid high-risk places, eating and drinking in groups, etc. until 10 days after arrival in Japan.
  • Some relaxation measures *4 have announced on February 24th and applied form March 1st 2022.

※All required days are counted from the day after the arrival date.

※Quarantine is lifted at midnight after the required days.

  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 use a public transportation including taxi, shuttle bus, train, airplane etc. during the specified quarantine period.
    However, only 24 hours from the entering in Japan, it is allowed to use a public transportation as short as possible only to move directly to the place where is submitted to quarantine station as the place to stay during quarantine period.
  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.
  4. Depending on the country/region the enter/return person has stayed within 14 days preceding of entering in Japan and the existence of the certificate of the valid Booster Vaccination by the specific types of vaccine, the required quarantine period and where to stay for quarantine will be varied.

Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Quarantine Station (2022.5.27)

= Certification of Valid Vaccination =
valid vaccine for booster
MHLW announcement
about vaccination certificate

↑Click to check

Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Quarantine Station (2022.2.24)

OLD info

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What is “Self-Quarantine” and “Forced Quarantine (mandatory isolation)”?

Who will be required “Forced Quarantine” ? 

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 7 days (or 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 at January 8, 2021 and the revision of February 24, 2022)

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 other 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, MOFA(the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) and MHLW(the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan) have designated the following variants as “variants of special concern on border measures” (point 1. of above) and take strengthen quarantine measures to border countermeasures. And on November 26, 2021, it was moreover divided to two categories of Omicron and the others.

『variants of special concern on border measures』

1-1 Other variants than Omicron

  • Beta strain (B.1.351, South African type)
  • Gamma strain (P.1, Brazilian type)
  • Lambda strain(C.37)
  • Mu strain(B.1.621)

1-2 Variants of Omicron

  • Omicron strain(B.1.1.529)

Variant strains de-designated on September 27, 2021;click here▼
  • Delta strain (B.1.617.2, Indian type)
  • Eta strain(B.1.525)
  • Iota strain(B.1.526)
  • Kappa strain(B.1.617.1)

 

《Case 1》-《Case 2》Measures just stipulated but not applicable at March 1, 2022 ▼
《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.

   Learn More▼

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 10 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is NO-necessary to book a place for self-quarantine.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region


  De-designed or Changed countries and region ; ▼

《Changed from midnight JST on January 14, 2022》

Angola,  Eswatini,  Zambia,   Zimbabwe,  Namibia,   Botswana,  Malawi,  South Africa,   Mozambique,  Lesotho,  Democratic Republic of the Congo    ⇒《Case1-2》

(Latest Announced on January 14, 2022; effective at midnight JST on January 15, 2022)

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

All travellers (Japanese, and re-entering foreign nationals with status of residence) who have stayed in following countries/regions within 14 days prior to the entering Japan required enforced quarantine measures same to in “Case 1”,  but re-entry will not be denied.

   Learn More▼

The required enforced quarantine measures are 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 10 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is No-necessary to book a place.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region

(Latest Announced on January 28, 2022; effective at midnight JST on January 29, 2022)

《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 7 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the 6th day after entering Japan.  (for 2 nights 3 days)
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region


  Changed countries and region ; ▼
 * Changed on November 8, 2021 ;Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Suriname, the Philippines, Brazil  ⇒ to《Case3》
 * Changed on December 10, 2021 ;Venezuela   ⇒ to《Case2-2》
 * Changed on December 23, 2021 ;Peru   ⇒ to《Case3》
 * Changed on December 24, 2021 ;Israel, Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory)   ⇒ to《Case3》
 * Changed on December 26, 2021 ;Trinidad and Tobago   ⇒ to《Case3》
 * Changed on February 11, 2022 ; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Korea, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United States of America (Hawaii,  Massachusetts, Texas), Zambia, Zimbabwe  ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on March 1, 2022 ; Denmark,  Egypt,  France,  Germany,  Italy,  Nepal,  Norway,  Pakistan,  Sweden,  The UK,  Uzbekistan  ⇒《Case3》
 * De-designated on March 1, 2022 ; Netherlands,  Portugal  ⇒《Case3》

(Latest Announced on February 24, 2022; effective at midnight JST on March 1, 2022)

   ▼《Case 2-2》No country & regions are applicable.
《Case 2-2》6 days forced quarantine0 day forced quarantine

※Since these are not designated countries/regions for the Omicron strain, they have been exempted from the 6 days forced-quarantine stay at the government-designated facility from December 10.

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 are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 7 days after entering Japan.

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the day entering Japan.  (for 8 nights 9 days)
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region


* De-designated on February 5, 2022;Venezuela

(Latest Announced on February 2, 2022; effective at midnight JST on February 5, 2022)

 

《Case 3》3 days forced quarantine

For all the travelers who enter from the following countries/regions (Japanese, and Foreign nationals treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances) and

i) who don’t have a valid vaccination certificate are required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To stay 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 can leave the facilities and terminate the quarantine period at the day.

or

ii) who have a valid vaccination certificate are required enforced quarantine measures as of;

  • To stay quarantine for 7 days at home or facilities allowed by the quarantine station  [Self-quarantine]

If  taking the COVID-19 test after the 3rd day  at the designated institutes or clinics, and noticed and permitted by the MHLW,  they can terminate the quarantine period before 7 days.*1

*1  In this case, it is NEED to book a place for self-quarantine.  (8night 9 days)

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

< Applied countries and region >

Egypt, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russia 

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on April 29, 2022 ]   Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam

[Additionally designated from am0:00 on May 1, 2022 ]     Bulgaria, Laos, South Africa 


  Added and De-designated countries after March 1, 2022 ▼

[Additionally designated from am0:00 on March 5, 2022 ]

Vietnam

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on March 3, 2022 ]

Albania, Brazil(state of Sao Paulo), Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on March 10, 2022 ]

Bangladesh, Brazil(state of Parana), Cambodia, Maldives, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, Uzbekistan

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on March 17, 2022 ]

India, Iraq, Jordan

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on March 26, 2022 ]

Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on April 1, 2022 ]

Indonesia,  Iran

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on April 7, 2022 ]

Saudi Arabia

[De-designated (released) from am0:00 on April 29, 2022 ]

Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam*


  Added and De-designated countries before March 1, 2022 ▼   De-designed countries and region ; ▼
* De-designated on October 1, 2021;Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Spain, Nepal, Myanmar
* De-designated on November 8, 2021;Chile
* De-designated on December 10, 2021;The UAE
* De-designated on December 11, 2021;Saudi Arabia
* De-designated on December 15, 2021;Hong Kong
* De-designated on December 22, 2021;Romania
* De-designated on February 11, 2022;Ghana, Kazakhstan, Malta, Qatar, Republic of Sierra Leone, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia,  The Dominican Republic
* De-designated on February 18, 2022;Angola, Botswana, Brazil (States of Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro), Colombia, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Finland, Kyrgyz, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
* De-designated on March 1, 2022;Argentine, Australia(All states), Austria, Belgium, Brazil (States of Santa Catarina), Chile, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Fiji, Georgia, Greek, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Philippines, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United States of America
* De-designated on March 3, 2022;Albania, Brazil(state of Sao Paulo), Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  Changed countries and region ;  ▼
 * Changed on December 3, 2021 ;Australia, Sweden, Germany, Portugal   ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 10, 2021 ;Colombia, Haiti, the Dominican Republic   ⇒《Case3-2》
 * Changed on December 13, 2021 ;Denmark   ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 16, 2021 ;Norway     ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 20, 2021 ;United States of America  (New York, Hawaii)  ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 24, 2021 ;France       ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 26, 2021 ;United States of America  (Illinois, Massachusetts)  ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 27, 2021 ;Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria   ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 30, 2021 ;United States of America  (California, Texas, Florida)  ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on February 13, 2022 ;Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Uzbekistan  ⇒《Case2》

(Latest Announced on April 28, 2022; effective at midnight JST on April 29 and May 1, 2021)

   Other measures just stipulated but not applicable at March 1, 2022▼《Case 3-2》No country & regions are applicable.
《Case 3-2》3 days forced quarantine0 day forced quarantine

※Since these are not designated countries/regions for the Omicron strain, they have been exempted from the 3 days forced-quarantine stay at the government-designated facility from December 10.

   Click here for more details of rules before December 10.

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 
  • Those who have negative results in the both tests leave the facilities are requested to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief during the remaining period of 7 days after entering Japan.

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

 

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the day entering Japan.  (for 8 nights 9 days)

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region


* De-designated on February 5, 2022;Haiti
  De-designed or Changed countries and region ; ▼
* Changed on January 8, 2022;the Dominican Republic    ⇒《Case3》
* Changed on January 12, 2022;Columbia    ⇒《Case3》
* De-designated on February 5, 2022;Haiti

(Latest Announced on February 2, 2022; effective at midnight JST on February 5, 2022)

 

2.  Entry into Japan from “countries with other variant virus prevalent
《Case 4》Measures just stipulated but not applicable at March 1, 2022 ▼
《Case 4》3 days forced quarantine0 day forced quarantine
   Learn More▼

(Practically the same measures as 《Case 3-2》)

※Since these are not designated countries/regions for the Omicron strain, they have been exempted from the 3 days forced-quarantine stay at the government-designated facility from December 10.

   Click here for more details of rules before December 10.

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 7 days after entering Japan.

※Those who enter from these country and regions are exempt from the 3-day stay at the government-designated accommodation (Forced-Quarantine), but still required 7-day stay at the isolated accommodation arranged by themselves (Self-Quarantine).

(Effective at midnight JST on December 10, 2021, revised at January 29, 2022)

※In this case, it is necessary to book a place for self-quarantine from the day entering Japan.  (for 8 nights 9 days)
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of cases.

< Applied countries and region >

No applicable country/region


 * De-designated on February 5, 2022 ;Costa Rica, Morocco, Suriname, Ukraine 
  Other De-designed and Changed countries and region ; ▼
 * Changed on November 8, 2021 ; Afghanistan, Albania , Bangladesh, Belgium , Bolivia , Cuba , Denmark , Georgia, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Libya , Malaysia, Maldives, Moscow (Khabarovsk), Mozambique , Myanmar, Paraguay , Portugal , Seychelles , South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania , The UAE, Uruguay , Zambia
 * Changed on December 1, 2021 ;The UK     ⇒《Case2》
 * Changed on December 3, 2021 ;Brazil        ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on December 16, 2021 ;Pakistan      ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on December 17, 2021 ;Kenya        ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on December 23, 2021 ;Argentina    ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on December 25, 2021 ;Russia (Moscow)   ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on January 10, 2022 ;the Philippines   ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on January 14, 2022 ;Turkey   ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on January 17, 2022 ;Nepal   ⇒《Case3》
 * Changed on January 31, 2022 ;Mongolia,  Uzbekistan   ⇒《Case3》
 * Designated on February 5, 2022 ;Costa Rica, Morocco, Suriname, Ukraine 

(Announced on February 2, 2022; effective at midnight JST on February 5, 2022)

 

 

More about Quarantine Measures for Group “Yellow” and Group “Red”

vaccine

[Shortening quarantine period with a Negative result of COVID-Test]

(Effective from June 1, 2022)

*Applicable for Group “Yellow” without vaccine
and Group “Red” with vaccine after June 1, 2022.

Please note that the shortening quarantine period is not automatically applied
even if you are Group “Yellow” or if you have with valid vaccination.
▼ Click here to Learn more ▼

After March 1, 2022, the relaxation of border measure is varied depending on the designated category of the countries/region where the enter/return person have stayed within 14 days preceding entering in Japan.

For those who submit a “copy” of a valid booster vaccination certificate at the time of entry into Japan, the 3-day Forced-Quarantine at the accommodation secured by the quarantine station and a part of the 7-day Self-Quarantine period after entry into Japan will be shortened.

※All required days are counted from the day after the arrival date.

  1. COVID-19 vaccination certificates are valid only if all of the required conditions are fulfilled, such as country/regions of issued, written items and languages, name/manufacturer of the vaccines, number of times of vaccinated, period past from vaccinated etc..
  2. To shorten a part of the 7-day Self-Quarantine period after entry into Japan, you need to;
    take a COVID-19 inspection (PCR Test or Quantitative Antigen Test) by yourself after the 3rd day counting from the day after entering Japan at the designated medical institutions or sanitary inspection stations (you need to arrange the reservation and bear the cost by yourself) ,
    get the negative certificate at your own expense,
    report the negative result to MHLW, and
    receive the Notification (permission) of the end of the quarantine period from the MHLW (the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare).
  3. It is strictly prohibited to use a public transportation to visit for the inspection agencies designated by MHLW for the COVID-19 inspection. You must visit by walk or private hire transportation such as limousine or reserved vehicle/chauffeur.
  4. You have to bear all the cost for the inspection etc. by yourself.
  5. Please Note that people who enter and return from designated countries/regions that are subjected to a 3-day Forced-Quarantine at the accommodation secured by the quarantine station, are not eligible.

For more information, please refer to the announcement by MHLW and MOFA (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)..

Click this image↓ to Learn More Details

Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Quarantine Station (2022.2.27)

https://www.c19.mhlw.go.jp/search/https://teachme.jp/111284/manuals/15029594/

Click here to Links of Announcement by Japanese government

◆MHLW(the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)..
– Submission of “copy” of vaccination certificate
 https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00307.html
– Shortening or exempting quarantine period for arrivals who have a valid vaccination certificate
– List of inspection agencies/institutions which offer COVID tests.
      (Please note that some of the listed institutions here are not adequate to issue the sufficient negative certificate.
       Please choose the appropriate institutions.)
– Q&A about shortening quarantine period

◆MOFA (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)..
– COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Valid for Entry into Japan from Abroad
 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page24e_000317.html

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

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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 7 days counting from the day after arrival” *
  • Date of re-inspection of COVID test :   “after 3 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)

※All required days are counted from the day after the arrival date. (The arrival date is counted as 0. )
※Quarantine is lifted at midnight after the required days.

 

 

 

[ 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.
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Attention)  This site will not take any responsibility for information of border measures and written contents above. 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
75,000yen~
(No meal)
89,000yen~(with meal)
(incl. Wi-Fi, airport transfer etc.)

Apartment Type

Furnished Apartment - Type E

for 1-2 people
118,000yen~
(No meal)
135,000yen~(with meal)
(incl. Fiber internet, airport transfer etc.)

Hotel Type

Quarantine hotel Tokyo

for 1 person
144,000yen~

(incl. airport transfer etc.)
(meal services available)

Hotel Type

Quarantine hotel - Osaka

for 1 person
112,800yen~

(incl. all meals, airport transfer etc.)



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