Travel Restrictions Entering Japan from Albania for Vaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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3 days Mandatory Quarantine

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Recommended Masks

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3x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change

Cases Per Million

1,716.94
Decreased by 128.66
at 8/6/2022

Vaccinated

83.41%
Increased by 0.05%
at 8/4/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Albania to Japan.

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Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Border Type
Air Land
Description

International travelers arriving from selected countries are not allowed to enter Japan. Before traveling, please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements.

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The following travelers are allowed to enter:

  • 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;
  • Foreign nationals who are newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than 3 months) for purposes including business and employment with receiving organizations for supervision located in Japan;
  • Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay with receiving organizations for supervision located in Japan.

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.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Border Type
Air
Description

Travelers arriving by air are allowed to transit through Japan as long they stay in the international departure area until their next flight on the same calendar day. Overnight transit is not allowed.

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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, Next-generation sequence, 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. Nasal swab tests (limited to nucleic acid amplification test) are also accepted as valid specimens for the pre-departure test.

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

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, date of birth, test method, test result, sample, specimen collection date and time, test result determination date, test certificate issuance date, medical institution name, date of issue, medical institution imprint, or signature in English. When using an optional form, please highlight the required items so that the inspection certificate can be confirmed smoothly.

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
Relevant Documents and Resources
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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 for Japan

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Description

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated after at least 14 days have passed since receiving 2 doses (as for the Janssen vaccine, 1 dose is treated as 2 doses) of a particular vaccine.

Mix-and-match vaccines are also considered valid.

Vaccines accepted in Japan are Comirnaty/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca/Covishield, Janssen, Covaxin/Bharat Biotech, Spikevax/Moderna, and Nuvaxovid/Novavax. The following items on a vaccination certificate, such as name, date of birth, the vaccine name, date of vaccination, and the number of doses administered, must be listed 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.

Travelers should have a third dose (booster dose) of the following vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated: Comirnaty/Pfizer, Spikevax/Moderna, Nuvaxovid/Novavax, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, and JCOVDEN/Janssen, COVAXIN / Bharat Biotech.

Please see the source for more details regarding vaccination certificates accepted in Japan.

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For 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 and 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 arriving from selected countries are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Japan.

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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries are required to quarantine for 3 days on arrival in Japan at home or place of residence.

Travelers have the option to take a voluntary COVID-19 test during the quarantine. Travelers who test COVID-19 with negative results can terminate the quarantine. Travelers have the option to take a 5-day quarantine without COVID-19 testing.

Please see the source for more details.

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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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Mandatory

Mandatory health and location monitoring app

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Description

All travelers are required to download and register themselves on the app (MySOS). Travelers are required to confirm location and report health conditions.

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While 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 Million more information indicator
1,716.94
Decreased by 128.66
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
14.83%
Decreased by 8.23%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
83.41%
Increased by 0.05%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
103,933,861
Increased by 53,173
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
1.27
Increased by -0.18
at

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

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