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Japan to issue digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in December, report says

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Japan will issue online COVID-19 vaccination certificates from December, the Nikkei newspaper reported Sunday.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other Cabinet members are slated on Monday for a council meeting on the promotion of a digital society where they will decide on the government's policy for digital vaccine passports, the report said.

The Nikkei said the project will be a priority for Japan's new Digital Agency, which was launched last week to focus on bringing central and local government infrastructure online.

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Japan will issue digital vaccine certificates to citizens who have received a coronavirus vaccination, according to a Nikkei report .

The certificate will follow international standards and be accessible on a mobile app so that citizens can present the proof of vaccination when travelling overseas, the report said.

In addition to being available for Japanese citizens who travel abroad, the app will be available for foreigners currently in the country, regardless if they are staying in Japan or returning to their home countries.

The vaccination information will also be linked with a new system that tracks the progress of Japan's vaccination program, the report said.

Beyond Japan, China and the European Union have also announced that they will be using vaccine passports as part of hopes to reopen international travel.

A fortnight ago, the European Union unveiled its plans to roll out vaccine certificates around June. The certificate, called the Digital Green Certificate, will contain a QR code with a digital signature to protect it against falsification and each issuing body will have its own digital signature key.

China, meanwhile, launched its own version of a vaccine passport at the start of this month. The Chinese app also uses a QR code for verification purposes.

Aviation organisations, such as Air New Zealand and the International Air Transport Association , are also currently trialling digital health travel apps that would allow travellers to create a digital health wallet linked to their e-passport.

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Vaccine certificates

On July 26, municipal governments across Japan started accepting applications for COVID-19 vaccination certificates. These documents are for people to travel overseas and are also known as “vaccine passports”.

A vaccine passport certifies that holders are fully vaccinated, ensuring they are exempt from self-isolation requirements or are subject only to relaxed measures upon arrival at a number of foreign destinations.

Currently, Japan has agreements with Italy, Austria, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Thailand (Phuket, Samui, Pha Ngan, Tao, only), Germany, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Bulgaria, Belize, Poland, Hong Kong, Honduras and Lithuania. South Korea accepts Japanese certificates but requires additional documentation.

Eligibility

You can apply for the certificate with the municipality where you are registered. Municipal authorities will then confirm your vaccination record before issuing the certificate free of charge.

You must present the application with your passport, government-issued vaccine coupon, and vaccine record. A paper form certificate is then issued.

The certificate is only needed for travel to countries with which Japan has agreements. If you need to confirm your vaccination status for non-travel purposes, you can use the vaccine record on your vaccine coupon. For additional details, please contact the municipal government where you live.

Japan is currently in talks with other governments to extend recognition of the vaccine passport. The foreign ministry says it will update its website as it reaches agreements with additional countries and territories.

The passports' scope

The World Health Organization has asked national governments not to use vaccine passports as an essential condition for entry or departure, since a global vaccine shortage means many people have been unable to get inoculated.

In some countries, people have called for vaccine passports to be required for entry into gyms and event venues. Japan's health ministry says it is not considering such a step for business establishments as it would affect people who are unable to get vaccinated due to allergies or other reasons.

Health ministry advisory

Japan's health ministry has posted the following notes on its website:

  • Receiving vaccines should be a matter of individual choice. A certificate program is not designed to force people to be vaccinated.
  • A certificate is not a determining factor on whether you can travel abroad.
  • People should apply only when they travel to countries and territories where the certificate eases testing or quarantine requirements.
  • Having the certificate doesn't mean you can travel to any country or territory under eased requirements. Check the website of the foreign ministry to see who accepts the certificate.
  • The certificate does not ease testing and self-quarantine requirements when entering Japan.

This information is accurate as of Aug.11, 2021.

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This article was published on February 7, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Japan?

As of January 2022, Japan has some of the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in the world. Travel for tourism is banned for travelers from over 150 countries. Please check the information presented below to find out if you can enter Japan now. Note that all data concerning travel documents will be applicable after restrictions expire.

The first thing all travelers have to do when going to Japan is to complete the Japan Health Declaration and sign and submit the Written Pledge . The next steps depend on your vaccination status and origin.

Can I enter Japan if I am vaccinated?

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Vaccinated travelers can enter Japan. You have to complete the vaccination course at least 14 days before entering Japan to be considered fully vaccinated.

Presently, there are three vaccines approved in Japan:

  • Comirnaty / Pfizer
  • AstraZeneca / Vaxzervia

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

If you are vaccinated, present both documents:

  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arriving in Japan
  • A vaccination certificate

The certificate must be issued in English or Japanese and contain the following data:

  • Date of birth
  • Date of vaccination
  • The numbers of covid vaccine doses
  • Product name / Manufacturer of the vaccine(s)

Can I enter Japan if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can enter Japan.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, you have to present one of the following documents:

  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dated at least 11 days and less than six months
  • A negative PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test less than 48 hours old before arriving

Who cannot enter Japan?

Travelers from the following countries are not permitted to enter Japan for tourism:

  • Philippines
  • Timor-Leste

North America

Latin america and the caribbean.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent
  • The Grenadines
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Middle East

  • Afghanistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Central Africa
  • Cote d’ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Republic of Congo
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan

The following tourists are exempt from entry prohibition:

  • Travelers who have stayed in the countries for a short period (for example, refueling or transit)
  • Japanese citizens and foreigners with the status of residents

Can I leave Japan?

You can leave Japan. COVID-19-related restrictions on travel from Japan are considered recommendations. The Ministry of Health is still asking people to refrain from traveling for non-essential purposes.

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Please ensure to learn the requirements about showing your negative test result for your destination in advance. Some countries, like the USA , demand such tests.

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Japan currently

The Japanese authorities have been strict in terms of the COVID-19 situation and adopted several tight regulations.

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Is it safe to travel to Japan right now?

  • Wearing masks indoors is mandatory
  • Restaurants close earlier
  • Large events are banned

Is Tokyo open for travel?

Do i have to quarantine if i go to japan.

As of April 2022, a mandatory quarantine is required for travelers (mostly, Japanese residents) arriving from the following countries:

Unvaccinated arrivals have to undergo a three-day quarantine in the designated place with a subsequent obligatory COVID-19 test on day three.

Vaccinated arrivals may evade quarantine in the designated place. However, a seven-day self-isolation at home is still mandatory with a possibility to terminate it earlier by testing on day three.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Japan?

 useful links.

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  • Application for Change of Status of Residence (Form II (Other)) - 4 sheets for the applicant
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  • Certificate of graduation (or completion) from an educational institution on or after January 1, 2020. (In the case of family members is a "certificate of graduation (or completion)" of the applicant's spouse or parent.)
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Japan fully opened its doors to global visitors starting from October 11 2022 , after more than two years of COVID-19 isolation.

This move marks a major travel policy shift over the last two years of COVID-19 restrictions on who could enter the country and under what circumstances — international tourists no longer have to book their trips through a travel agency and visa-free entry is back on.

From bustling cities, beautiful national scenery to ancient shrines and temples, Japan, as one of the most popular destinations, always has a lot to offer. And now, the country is ready to welcome visitors from across the globe. Trip.com has collected the latest entry requirements and regulations for international tourists below.

Japan's strict border controls have been eased starting from October 11 this year. To summarize, key points are listed as follows:

1. Visitors who are holding visa exemptions, can visit Japan without a visa.

2. Package tours are no longer required for visitors

3. Travelers are no longer required to return a COVID-19 test upon arrival unless they are suspected of being infected with COVID-19.

4. There is no longer a cap on daily arrivals to Japan.

【Latest quarantine measures 】 From October 11 , self-quarantine in places like own residence or accommodations are no longer required.

From November 14, 2022, passengers entering Japan must use Visit Japan Web to register in advance.

Visit Japan Web is a web service for smooth arrival procedure at airport. This service is for both international travelers and Japanese citizens and this can be used for Quarantine, Immigration, and Customs declaration procedures.

This service is available at Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Kansai International Airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport, Fukuoka Airport, New Chitose Airport and Naha Airport.

By presenting the quarantine 2D barcode screen during check-in procedures and upon arrival in Japan, visitors can simplify the process.

Applicable passengers: All passengers entering/returning to Japan via Haneda/Narita Airport

Requirements: Applications must be made no later than 6 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date/time.

Tips: The Japanese government strongly recommends that you use the Visit Japan Web app to upload your COVID vaccination and/or COVID test documents. Using this app will allow you to move much more quickly through your arrival airport.

Japan entry requirements: Can I travel to Japan?

1. Visitors need to hold the negative certificate of COVID-19 test within 72 hours before departure time (from September 7, three injections can be exempted)

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Japan has recently expanded its list of valid COVID-19 vaccinations to be in line with those approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. So on top of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Bharat Biotech and Novavax vaccines, Japan now accepts Sinopharm, Sinovac and Convidecia vaccines as of October 11.

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  • New entry of foreign nationals Visa exemption arrangements have been resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. Please refer to 5. Lift of the suspension of visa exemption measures for more details. Suspension of visa validity under the border measures has been also lifted from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. Please refer to 4. Lift of the suspension of visa validity below for further information.
  • (1) All travelers and returnees will no longer be required to submit either a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure, or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses or equivalent.
  • (2) Currently implemented measures including random sampling test which are provisional measures for all travelers and returnees arriving from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) by direct flights, will be replaced to the testing on arrival required to those who show symptoms, which is the same measure applied to all other travelers and returnees.

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2. denial of the re-entry from certain countries/regions among designated countries/regions in response to covid-19 variants of special treatment on border measures, 3. quarantine measures (new), 4. lifting of the suspension of visa validity, 5. lifting of the suspension of visa exemption measures, 6. restrictions on airport/ports for arrival.

The denial of landing that had been placed to all the countries/regions were lifted on September 4, 2022.

Currently, there are no subject countries/regions.

Starting from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022, based on the New Border Measures (34), for all cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant becomes dominant (all countries/regions except for those where COVID-19 variants other than the Omicron variant become dominant, based on the New Border Measures (27) (February 24, 2022)), on-arrival test at the quarantine station, self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations, and refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required in principle. In addition, all returnees and entrants will now be required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO) or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/region. (NEW)

<Until October 10, 2022>

Based on New Border Measures (9) (March 5, 2022), all cross-border travelers and returnees continue to be required, for the time being, to submit a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/region.

Those who do not submit a certificate of negative test result will be denied entry into Japan in accordance with the Quarantine Act. Airline companies will reject boarding those without one.

Please consult with Embassies or Consulates or Consular Office of Japan in case it is truly difficult to obtain the certificate of negative test result.

From 0:00 am (JST) on April 29, 2023, about all travelers and returnees (NEW)

Taking such elements as knowledge of COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures, epidemic situation in each country/region, risk assessment of current situation of inflow of the COVID-19 to Japan, and efficacy of the vaccination among others into account, and judged from a comprehensive risk assessment of inflow of coronavirus from each country/region, the following additional measures will be implemented as designated countries/regions in response to COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures according to separate designation based on this measure;

  • (i) All cross-border travelers and returnees from some of the countries/regions which are separately listed among the designated countries/regions are requested, for the time being, to stay for 10 days at facilities designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station (limited only to those facilities secured by the Quarantine Station). In addition, those who obtain negative results of all COVID-19 tests conducted on the third, sixth and tenth days from the entry into Japan, may leave the facilities.
  • (ⅱ) All cross-border travelers and returnees from some of the countries/regions which are separately listed among the designated countries/regions, are requested, for the time being, to stay for 6 days at facilities designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station (limited only to those facilities secured by the Quarantine Station). In addition, those who obtain negative results of both COVID-19 tests conducted on the third and sixth days from the entry into Japan, may leave from facilities secured by the Quarantine Station, but are still required to stay for the remaining period of 7 days after the entry into Japan at places such as their own residence.
  • (iii) All cross-border travelers and returnees from some of the countries/regions which are separately listed among the designated countries/regions are requested, for the time being, to stay for 3 days at specific facilities designated by the chief of the quarantine station (limited to the accommodations facilities designated by the chief of the quarantine station). If the test result (PCR test) at the facility on the third day after the entry is negative, home quarantine after leaving the facility is no longer required. Meanwhile, those who have obtained a valid vaccination certificate will be allowed to have 7-day home quarantine instead, and if they submit a negative result of a voluntary test (PCR test or Quantitative Antigen test) on or after the third day from the entry into Japan, home quarantine is no longer required only after the MHLW(Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants) confirms the test result via MySOS app.
  • (Note 1) Subject countries and regions of the measures will be designated and confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The designation is duly announced.
  • (Note 2) The above-mentioned quarantine measures will be applied to those entering Japan who have stayed within 14 days in the designated countries and regions.

With regard to countries/regions other than countries/regions based on the designation mentioned in (2) above, taking such elements as knowledge of COVID-19, epidemic situation in each country/region, risk assessment of current situation of inflow of COVID-19 to Japan, and efficacy of the vaccination among others into account, and judged from a comprehensive assessment of the risk of inflow of the coronavirus from each country/region, all cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions judged with high risk of inflow of COVID-19 are requested, for the time being, to stay 3 days at facilities designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station (limited only to those facilities secured by the Quarantine Station) as “designated countries/regions in response to coronavirus infection other than COVID-19 variants of special treatment on border measures” according to the separate designation based on this measure. In addition, those who obtain a negative result of COVID-19 test conducted on the third day from the entry into Japan, may leave the facilities, but are still required to stay for the remaining period of 7 days after the entry into Japan at places such as own residence

  • (Note 1) Subject countries and regions of the measures will be designated and confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The designation is duly announced.

Single entry visa and multiple entry visa which have been issued by Embassies, Consulate-Generals and Consulates of Japan in all countries/regions and whose validity have been temporarily suspended have been resumed again from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022.

As for visas already issued under “Business Track” or “Residence Track” and visas issued based on “New border measures (4)” (referred in Note 2 of Article 1), for the time being, validity of those visas have been suspended from 0:00 am (JST) on January 21, 2021 based on the announcement of the Government of Japan dated on January 13, 2021.

Currently, validity of visas listed below are suspended

  • (1) Single and multiple-entry visas issued by March 8th, 2020 by Japanese Embassies or Consulates General in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) and Republic of Korea

The visa exemption arrangements which have been temporarily suspended under the border measures have been resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022.

For countries/regions applicable to the visa exemption arrangements, please visit the link below:

  • Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)
  • Visa Exemptions for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders
  • Visa Exemption Arrangement for United Nations Laissez-Passer Holders

The effect of Pre-Clearances (i.e. visa exemptions) granted by the Japanese Government to APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) issued by the following countries has been also resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. For more information on the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC), please refer to the link below:

  • APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)(Japanese)

The airports/ports that suspended international flights/cruises have started to lift the suspension as their preparations are completed.

Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit. Please note that due to the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the visa approval procedure may take longer than usual. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Foreign nationals who are entitled to enter Japan as those with special exceptional circumstances are required to apply for an appropriate visa at Embassies or Consulates or Consular Office of Japan (for Taiwan, Taipei Kaohsiung offices of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association)(hereinafter referred as “Japan’s overseas establishments”) in your country/region.

Please see this page for the information about the visa application .

Please note that the certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay is required for foreign nationals to enter Japan, with special exceptional circumstances, in addition to obtaining a valid visa.

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I had Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccinations in April and June 2021, and a Biontech booster shot in December 2021.

When I last obtained a paper Covid vaccination certificate for travel from the NHS website prior to a trip to Italy in June 2022, it said the QR code expired after a month. I therefore assume I will need to obtain a new vaccination certificate to upload into the Visit Japan Web prior to my trip to Japan in April.

Has anyone obtained an NHS England Covid vaccination certificate recently? Does the QR code stil expire after a month?

(The NHS website is not clear https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/nhs-covid-pass/about-the-nhs-covid-pass/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/nhs-covid-pass/get-an-nhs-covid-pass/)

I do not want the NHS app! I'd rather download or have posted or e-mailed to me a certificate with QR codes to scan into the Visit Japan Web system.

If the NHS vaccination certificate QR code still expires after a month, I'll need to leave it much closer to my April visit before requesting a new vaccination certificate, so that it will be valid when I upload it to Visit Japan Web and also still valid on the day of my arrival (jobsworth immigration officer proofing!)

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I'm in Wales and the certificate lasts for 6 months so I assume that is the same for England.

Log onto the NHS covid travel website and download the travel pass - it tells you the expiry and you can download to your phone or get a pdf. Everytime you log on it will generate a new pass.

(The app doesn't work for people in Wales so the only option is the website to get the codes)

Thank you othta! I've just downloaded a pass from the NHS England website that doesn't expire until July.

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