Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • Entry ban for foreign nationals who have visited or stayed in the following areas within 14 days prior to the application for landing:
    • Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines

    • North America: Canada, United States of America

    • Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentine, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

    • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican

    • Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

    • Africa: Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • The Government of Japan has declared a state of emergency until 7 February 2021.

  • Inbound travellers arriving in Japan are required to submit a certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test (certificate of negative test result) within 72 hours from the sampling time to departure time of the flight. The certificate of negative test result must be in a valid format prescribed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • A COVID-19 test is mandatory upon arrival.

  • All travellers have to sign and submit the Written Pledge upon arrival.

  • Residence Track and Business Track with all countries/regions are suspended, and the relaxation of restriction on movement during the period of 14-day quarantine through Business Track will no longer be permitted for Japanese nationals and foreign nationals with the status of residence until the state of emergency declaration is lifted.

  • Passenger flights from China and South Korea are only allowed to fly into Japan through Tokyo's Narita International Airport and Osaka's Kansai International Airport.

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • Compulsory quarantine for 14 days at designated places at a location designated by the quarantine station chief.
  • All are required to pledge to refrain from using public transportation for 14 days, quarantine at home or other designated areas for 14 days, retain the location data, and provide it to the health centers or other institutions.

Updated as at 22 January 2021

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.