- Over 111 foreign-issued vaccination certificates approved by the government of Japan for travelers entering the country
The government of Japan approved additional COVID-19 vaccine certificates for travelers entering the country as of June 9, 2022. Currently, 28 countries and regions in the Asia Pacific region have vaccine certificates approved by the Japanese government. These new countries include South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries and more now have vaccination certificates approved by the Japanese government:
- 26 countries and regions in the Americas, including Canada and the United States
- 40 countries and regions in Europe
- 17 countries and regions in Africa and the Middle East
Additional conditions may need to be met depending on the type of vaccination certificate. Travelers with an approved vaccination certificate should check here for further information on potential relaxations in COVID-19-related entry requirements.
Conditions for entry will vary depending on the country or region from which the traveler departs. Japan recently introduced a color category system for determining the entry measures for travelers. As such, conditions and requirements for entry will still vary depending on the country or region of departure.
What are the Changes?
On June 9, 2022, the government of Japan published an updated list of foreign-issued vaccination certificates that will be acceptable for entry into the country. Around 111 vaccination certificates will now be accepted by the government when travelers enter Japan.
The government is expected to continue to approve vaccination certificates. Continue to check the government of Japan’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan