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Points of Quarantine border measures in Japan

Quarantine border measures

2021.01.08 First edition 2021.6.11 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 impossible to transit from the international flight to any Japan domestic flight   on the day you arrive at 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.

 

People entering from the areas with coronavirus variant (Alpha, Beta, Gamma variant)

In addition, those who cannot submit the “certificate of negative test result” or who entry into Japan from countries / regions with community transmission of coronavirus variants of concern (U.K., South Africa and so on) required enforced quarantine measures as of ;

  • To forced-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 third day again
  • Those who have negative result leave the facility and are required to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief for 14 days after entering Japan [Self-quarantine].

(Based on the decision of on January 8, 2021)

* The following countries / regions have been designated on December 24, 2020.
   the UK
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on December 26, 2020.
   South Africa
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated February 2, 2021.
   Ireland, Israel, Amazonas (Brazil)
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on March 5, 2021.
   the UAE, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria,
   Brazil(Except Amazonas), France, Belgium
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on March 20, 2021.
   Estonia, Czech Republic, Pakistan, Hungary, Poland, Luxemburg, Lebanon
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on March 29, 2021.
   Ukraine, Philippines
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on April 9, 2021.
   Province of Ontario (Canada), Spain, Finland
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on May 1, 2021.
   States of Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Minnesota(United States of America), India, Peru
* The following countries / regions have been additionally designated on May 15, 2021.
   Nepal


** The following countries / regions have been canceled the designation on June 4, 2021.
   Israel, Slovakia

** The following countries / regions have been changed the category on June 7, 2021.
   the UK

** The following countries / regions have been canceled the designation on June 14, 2021.
   Poland, Finland

※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 case.

 

People entering from the areas with coronavirus variant (B.1.617) confirmed in India (delta variant)

However, after May 27, concerned with the coronavirus variant (B.1.617, delta variant) which confirmed for the first time in India, the foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in following countries/regions within 14 days prior to the entering Japan will not be able to re-entry into Japan.

  • Designated on May 14, 2021 ;India, Pakistan, Nepal
  • Designated on May 20. 2021 ;Maldives, Bangladesh
  • Designated on May 21, 2021 ;Sri Lanka
  • Designated on June 4, 2021;Afghanistan

** Changed on June 14, 2021;Bangladesh  ⇒ to《Case3》(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 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 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 10th day after entering Japan.
※In addition to them, regulations are set for a variety of case.

(Based on the decision of on May 25, 2021)

And more over, all travelers who enter Japan from the following countries/regions of Case 2 , Case 3 are required reinforced quarantine measures as below;

《Case 2》

  • Designated on May 21, 2021 ;Greece, Jordan,   (Ireland, Netherland, Finland, France, Poland)
  • Designed on May 28, 2021 ;Kazzakhstan, Tunisia,   (The UK, Denmark)
  • Designed on June 4, 2021 ;States of Iowa, Idaho, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, New York, Nevada, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island [United States of America], Thailand, (Germany)

** Changed on June 7, 2021;The UK  ⇒ to《Case3》(6 days Forced quarantine)
** Dedesignated on June 14, 2021;Finland, Poland,  States of Oklahoma, California, Nebraska [United States of America]

* ( ) has substantially no-change because it is already subject to the same border measures as the areas with coronavirus variant.

  • To forced-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 third day again
  • Those who have negative result leave the facility and are required to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief for 14 days after entering Japan [Self-quarantine].

 

《Case 3》

  • Designated on June 4, 2021 ;Vietnam, Malaysia
  • Designated on June 7, 2021 ;The UK
  • Designated on June 14, 2021 ;Egypt, Bangladesh
  • To forced-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 third and sixth day again
  • Those who have negative results for both tests leave the facility and are required to self-quarantine at home or places designated by quarantine station chief for 14 days after entering Japan [Self-quarantine].

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

(Based on the decision of on May 25, 2021)

how-to-count

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

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has set the number of days required for quarantine stay and the date of re-testing of COVID-19 test as follows.
Please refer to the number of days to secure accommodation for voluntary quarantine.

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 Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Ministry of Justice for the latest and accurate information.

《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

《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

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

 ※ Example of Quarantine plans & accommodation facilities

Apartment Type

Furnished Apartment - Type C

for 1 person
130,000yen~

(incl. airport transfer etc.)
(“3 meal service” available)

Apartment Type

Furnished Apartment - Type E

for 1-2 people
150,000yen~

(incl. airport transfer etc.)
(“3 meal service” available)

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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