Japan Border News

Updated Dec 1, 2022

Current Procedure for Tourists visiting Japan

Before Departure

1. Get a Valid Vaccination Certificate OR a Covid-19 Negative Test Certificate

For those triple vaccinated - Only a valid Vaccination Certificate is required for entry to Japan. No Covid-19 tests required pre-departure or upon arrival in Japan.


For those double vaccinated or less - A Covid-19 test must be conducted within 72 hours prior to your departure. A valid Vaccination Certificate is not required due to this test being conducted.

Refer to the links below for details about a valid Vaccination Certificate and for the correct format of a Covid-19 Test Certificate and accepted Covid-19 tests. Note both options apply to those coming from the 102 low risk (Group Blue) countries including Australia, USA, UK – see link below

2. Go to Visit Japan Web

Create a login and register all travellers information before boarding you flight for quarantine, immigration and customs. QR codes will be issued for your smooth entry into Japan.

Visit Japan Web

3. Buy Travel Insurance

Make sure you also purchase Travel Insurance that covers Covid-19. Overseas travel insurance or Japanese medical insurance are both available.

Arrival in Japan

Show Your QR Codes on Visit Japan Web at Quarantine, Immigration and Customs

Show QR code on your phone ect at each procedure.
① QR code for Quarantine
② QR code for Immigration
*No need to register for Japanese citizens and foreigners with a re-entry permission.
③ QR code for Customs

Enjoy your Vacation in Japan and take note of the following safety and etiquette information

Please refer to the following links for

What if I get Covid in Japan

At the time of writing Japan has a comprehensive support service to assist those who may fall ill in Japan with Covid. Ski Japan Holidays also has protocols in place and a caring bilingual support service to make sure you are well looked after.

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), operates the Japan Visitor Hotline, a 24/7 visitor hotline available in English and many other languages. To call from Japan: 050-3816-2787; from overseas: +81-50-3816-2787. JNTO maintains up-to-date information on screening and quarantine measures for travellers.

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has a dedicated Covid-19 page with additional information, including information on

How to seek medical care in Japan

The Coronavirus Hotline operated by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for those who suspect to have Covid-19 or have tested positive for Covid-19. To call from Japan: 0120-565653; from overseas: +81-50-3734-0348 English speaking staff and operates from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily

Guidebook for when you’re feeling ill in Japan