Are you planning to travel to Japan? Before you book your airplane tickets, you should be aware of the Japanese Government’s current COVID-19 testing requirements. Many travelers from western parts of the world no longer need to present a visa if they are staying in Japan for three months or less. However, you should be aware of specific vaccination and point of entry testing requirements before flying to Japan. That way, you can take the necessary steps to fulfill these requirements so that you are not denied entry into the country. Call us at (858) 255-8325 to make your appointment for COVID-19 test for travel to Japan!
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What are the Vaccination Requirements?
International travelers are not required to be vaccinated. However, all unvaccinated passengers must submit a negative test certificate from an authorized testing center before leaving for Japan. The certificate must be submitted 72 hours before the airplane departure time to Japan. If it is not a direct flight to Japan, the certificate must be acquired in the country where the passenger is flying directly to Japan. All vaccinated travelers are not required to produce a negative COVID-19 test certificate within 72 hours of their flight departure time. Instead, they must submit a valid vaccination certificate issued by an authorized government or public institution. The certificate must specify that the passenger received three doses of any vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Some authorized COVID-19 vaccine brands are Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen.
New Restrictions for Travelers from China to Japan
China has lifted its tough COVID-19 restrictions on travel. But due to the high infection rate throughout the country, the Japanese Government has recently imposed stricter requirements for travelers from China wishing to enter Japan.
Any passenger who has traveled to China within the last seven days before arriving in Japan will have to undergo a point-of-entry inspection. Not only that, but all travelers from China taking direct flights to Japan will be subjected to point-of-entry testing for COVID-19.
Negative test results will permit travelers to enter Japan without any further delay. On the other hand, positive test results will require travelers to remain in quarantine at a government-approved hotel for seven days. Periodic testing will be conducted until the quarantined passengers receive negative results. After the quarantine, passengers with negative test results can enter Japan.
Remember that you do not necessarily need to be a Chinese national to have these rules apply to you. For instance, if you are a U.S. traveler who has been to China within the last seven days, the same travel requirements still apply to you. Keep that in mind.
Request an Authorized COVID-19 Test for Travel to Japan
Do you need to find an authorized CLIA-certified laboratory to take your COVID-19 test in La Jolla? If so, you can make an appointment to visit Urgent Care La Jolla.
We administer official PCR tests to detect traces of genetic material from the virus in your body’s RNA (ribonucleic acid). Our lab technicians can have the test results back to you within 24 hours.
Call us at (858) 255-8325 to make your appointment for COVID-19 test for travel to Japan!