New quarantine measures for passenger arrivals into Japan.  With effect from January 08, 2021
21 January, 2021 by
New quarantine measures for passenger arrivals into Japan.  With effect from January 08, 2021
Department of External Affairs

All persons who enter, re-enter or return to Japan (including Japanese nationals) from the countries/regions, whether designated as an area subject to or not subject to denial of permission to enter Japan (as well as regardless of those who are entering Japan through “Business Track” or “Residence Track”), are requested to submit a negative COVID-19 test result for pre-entry (hereinafter referred to as “certificate of negative test result”) conducted within 72 hours (from the sampling time to departure time of the flight) for the duration of the state of emergency;

All Japanese nationals, who are returning to Japan from countries/regions not subject to denial of permission to entry (except for countries/regions whose authorities have announced the confirmation of domestic infection of new variant of coronavirus), are also requested to submit a “certificate of negative test result”; 

Persons who cannot submit the “certificate of negative test result”, are required to self-quarantine for 3 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief (i.e. only at the accommodations booked by the quarantine office).  On the third day, persons in quarantine are required to take the COVID-19 test again.  Those who have a negative result in this test can leave the accommodation but are still required to self-quarantine at home, as a substitute for the accommodations booked by the quarantine office, until the passage of 14 days after entering Japan, as well as required to pledge to install the map application, COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA), in order to record/track the location information.