JAPAN: On Arrival COVID-19 Test for Travelers from China to Japan

December 28, 2022

Effective 30 December 2022, an on-arrival COVID-19 test is mandated for travelers from China to Japan. Effective at 00:00 JST on 30 December 2022, the new measures apply to:

  • All travelers who have stayed in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within 7 days of arrival date.
  • All travelers who enter Japan via a direct flight from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau).

Note that the new measures apply to those who board an aircraft with an estimated time of arrival after 00:00 JST on 30 December 2022.

  • You can find more details of these new measurements here.
  • Quarantine for other types of travelers remains unchanged (click here for details).
  • To review the latest list of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Japanese government, click here.

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