Travel Restrictions Entering Japan from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Japan from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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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
300.28
Decreased by63.32
at 5/16/2022
Vaccinated
82.04%
Increased by0.09%
at 5/16/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Travelers with a valid visa who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the last 14 days before arrival are allowed to enter Japan. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Currently, foreign nationals need to apply for a visa except for those with a re-entry permit. Short-term tourist visas are temporarily suspended for the majority of travelers. We recommend contacting the local Japanese embassies or consulates to verify eligibility prior to travel.

Relevant Travel History
Ethiopia, Cameroon, Congo - Brazzaville and 51 more countries
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This restriction does not apply to:

  • Travelers with a re-entry permit;
  • 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.

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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.

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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 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, 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
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, Moderna, and Nuvaxovid/Novavax. 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.

Travelers should have a 3-rd dose (booster dose) of the following vaccines to be considered as fully vaccinated: Comirnaty/Pfizer, Moderna, Nuvaxovid/Novavax.

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

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Mandatory

Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

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Description

All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222);
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C);
  • Medicago Covifenz;
  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax);
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273);
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2);
  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV);
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc).

The accepted 1 dose vaccine is:

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival.

Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

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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 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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Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the past 14 days before travel are not required to quarantine on arrival in Japan.

Relevant Travel History
This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Egypt, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and 3 more countries
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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.

Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory Health and Location Monitoring App

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Description

All travelers are required to download the Health and Location Monitoring App (MySOS) and register themselves on the application. Travelers are required to confirm location and report health conditions through the MySOS app.

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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 Millionmore information indicator
300.28
Decreased by63.32
at 5/16/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
28.28%
Increased by-6.42%
at 5/11/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
82.04%
Increased by0.09%
at 5/16/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
103,412,386
Increased by110,359
at 5/16/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.97
Decreased by0.27
at 5/7/2022

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. 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 limits to capacity in place.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are mostly open as usual. In some prefectures, these may only be open until 8 pm with seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table unless everyone has been vaccinated or tested.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are mostly open as usual. In some prefectures, these may only be open until 8 pm with seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table unless everyone has been vaccinated or tested.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are mostly open as usual 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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