Last Updated on March 6, 2023
This article was originally published on 28 December 2023 and was updated on 28 February 2023 to reflect new information.
28 February 2023 Update: The government of Japan will require all travelers departing directly from mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) to obtain a pre-departure COVID-19 test certificate beginning 1 March 2023. To acquire a pre-departure test certificate, check here.
Travelers from China will be subject to randomized testing upon arrival at the airport in Japan.
- Japan will introduce additional COVID-19 testing measures for travelers entering the country beginning 30 December 2022
The government of Japan announced that all travelers departing from China (except Hong Kong and Macau) or who have traveled through the country in the last seven days will be required to undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 test effective 30 December 2022.
In addition, travelers arriving or who have traveled through China in the last seven days who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 testing.
All travelers are advised to pre-register all information required under the country’s quarantine procedures.
What are the Changes?
The government of Japan introduced additional testing measures for travelers departing from China or travelers who have been in China within the last seven days. According to the government, these measures are being taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 variants.