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This article was published on February 28, 2022, and updated on March 8, 2022, to reflect new information.

March 8, 2022 Update: The government of Japan updated its requirements for approved COVID-19 tests to enter the country. The government will only allow travelers to enter the country if they have received a negative PCR or NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) test result.

Original Post From February 28, 2021:

Key Points

  • Japan will reopen for business travelers with up-to-date visas
  • Travelers entering Japan will be subject to entrance testing measures and quarantine requirements


Beginning March 1, 2022, the government of Japan announced that business travelers would be permitted to enter the country so long as they meet specific entrance requirements. These requirements include providing proof of:

  • A negative COVID-19 test was taken within 72 hours of departure
  • A signed copy of the Written Pledge of entrance
  • A complete COVID-19 questionnaire that the Ministry of Health has digitally administered, Labor and Welfare
  • Proof of having downloaded the health monitoring app

For additional information concerning entrance requirements, click here. Travelers will still be required to quarantine upon entrance. The timeframe of quarantine will vary depending on the country or region of departure.

What are the Changes?

The government of Japan will allow business travelers to enter the country beginning March 1, 2022. These travelers will be subject to entrance requirements and must undergo quarantine upon arrival.

Looking Ahead

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 and Labor, Japan

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