Travel Restrictions Entering Japan from Sierra Leone

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Japan.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

ALLOWED

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Cases Per Million
394.94
Decreased by216.32
at 1/25/2022
Vaccinated
80.41%
Increased by0.09%
at 1/25/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

International travelers with a travel history in selected countries in the last 14 days before arrival are not allowed to enter Japan.

Relevant Travel History
Cyprus, Bahrain, Sudan and 157 more countries
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Re-entry permission candidates:

  • Japanese nationals;
  • Holders of permanent or long-term residency permits (eijusha or teijusha) with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter;
  • Spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents with valid visas;
  • Direct relatives of Japanese nationals with valid visas.

For a full list of exemptions, please see the source.

The Business Track and Residence Track programs have been suspended until the lifting of the state of emergency in Japan.

Start Date
9/26/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers arriving by air are allowed to transit through Japan as long they stay in the international departure area until their next flight.

Start Date
3/3/2021
Changed

Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, TRC, Smart Amp, NEAR, or CLEIA) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure. The test must be conducted by either a nasopharyngeal swab, saliva sample, or a combination of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs.

This includes Japanese nationals, Business Track, and Residence Track travelers too.

Quantitative COVID-19 antigen tests are accepted, however, please check the source to verify the valid format for the certificate of negative results.

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The test results must have a name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, gender, test method, test result, sample collection date and time, test result determination date, test certificate issuance date, medical institution name, address, medical institution imprint or signature in English.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Lamp Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone

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Description

Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result should contain a QR code.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine questionnaire

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Description

Travelers must fill up a quarantine questionnaire form, 1 per person, and present the QR code upon arrival. Paper forms are also available at the airport.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated after at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose in a 2 doses regime. The day of the second vaccination does not count as one of the 14 days. For travelers who received 2 different types of vaccines, vaccines must be accepted in Japan. Vaccines accepted in Japan are Comirnaty/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca/Covishield, and Moderna. The following items on a vaccination certificate such as name, date of birth, the vaccine name, date of vaccination, and a number of doses must be listed either in Japanese or English. The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be issued by an official body such as the government of any of the countries approved.

For more details regarding vaccination certificates accepted in Japan, please see the source.

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In Transit

Not Required

No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers who are not entering Japan and transferring directly to a third country by transit, are not required to submit any documents and undergo COVID-19 PCR tests.

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The following cases require entry into Japan hence have to go through regular entry procedures:

  • Transferring between Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) and Narita International Airport;
  • Travelers with a connecting flight out of Narita International Airport the following day.
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers including Japanese nationals are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 10-day quarantine and testing

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Description

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, who have been in selected countries in the last 14 days before travel are required to quarantine on arrival in Japan between 3 to 10 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. Most travelers are also required to take 1 to 3 COVID-19 tests while they stay at the quarantine station. Travelers who test negative are still required to continue self-quarantine at home till passing 10 days after entering Japan.

The quarantine length and the number of tests required during quarantine depend on the countries visited in the last 14 days. Quarantine may also depend on the region or province of some countries of departure. Please see the source for more details and approved exemptions.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory written pledge

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Description

All Japanese nationals and foreign nationals with a status of residence traveling to Japan are required to pledge to follow specific health measures and provide their contact information.

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While You're There

Recommended

Masks are recommended in public

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Description

Travelers are recommended to wear masks in public.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Japan.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
394.94
Decreased by216.32
at 1/25/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
23.87%
Decreased by7.39%
at 1/23/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
80.41%
Increased by0.09%
at 1/25/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
101,363,368
Increased by119,609
at 1/25/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.87
Increased by-0.59
at 1/23/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the prefecture you are visiting. Preventative measures remain in place in high-risk areas such as Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Okinawa, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Miyazaki. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Japan can be found at https://corona.go.jp/en/e...
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Use of mask

Recommended
Face masks are recommended to be worn in all public spaces and on public transport. Private businesses and workplaces may set their own policies or guidance.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating with social distancing rules in place.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open until 8 pm but restrictions may be in place depending on the prefecture. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table unless everyone has been vaccinated or tested.

Bars

Open
Bars are open until 8 pm but restrictions may be in place depending on the prefecture. In high-risk areas, seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table unless everyone has been vaccinated or tested.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open but restrictions may be in place depending on the prefecture. In high-risk areas, seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table unless everyone has been vaccinated or tested.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Restrictions may vary depending on the prefecture.

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