Regarding re-entry / entry to Japan (COVID-19)

Updated on October 27

Fast Track function will be added to Visit Japan Web from November 1. Check here for details.

Updated on October 11

Based on the New Border Measures (34), the quarantine measures upon entering Japan have changed.
See here for details.

Procedures for new entry

Please refer here for new entry procedure.

Conditions for re-entry

Please make sure to check the latest government information regularly. It may change without prior warning.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: "Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)"

Japanese Border Measures

【From October 11】
・For all cross-border travelers and returnees, on-arrival test at the quarantine station, self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations, and refraining from use of public transportation are no longer required.
・All returnees and entrants will now be required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO) or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departing from the original country/region.

Valid vaccination

certificate

Pre-departure test

On-arrival test

Quarantine period and other measures after entry into Japan

Yes

Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

No

Required

Procedures for returning to Japan from overseas

Both Japanese and foreign nationals traveling from abroad must follow the procedures below to return to/re-enter Japan.

These procedures may change without prior warning.

For the latest updates and details, check the following websites.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html#section1

1. Confirm if you have a vaccination certificate recognized by the Japanese government as valid

Check below for types of vaccines recognized as valid and conditions for vaccination certificate:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_vaccine.html

<If you do not hold a valid vaccination certificate>

You must obtain a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure (the scheduled departure time of flight) from the original country/region.

Those who do not submit a certificate verifying a negative test result will be denied entry into Japan in accordance with the Quarantine Act.

Please be sure to check the following Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website for details:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_test.html

<If you hold a valid vaccination certificate>

Submission of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure is not required.

2. Use "Fast Track"

Fast Track is a way to handle some quarantine procedures before you enter Japan from overseas.
* Fast Track function will be added to Visit Japan Web from November 1, and MySOS will be integrated.
Depending on the registration date or your arrival date, you will use either MySOS or Visit Japan Web.
For details on Visit Japan Web, please refer to [ 3. Register "Visit Japan Web" ].

Arrival date

Fast track registration date

Which to use

Until November 13

Until October 31

MySOS

On and after November 1

Visit Japan Web

On and after

November 14

On and after November 1

Visit Japan Web

Those who enter Japan by November 5 are encouraged to complete their registration through MySOS by October 31 in order to receive the review results well in advance.

Using MySOS

Please refer to the website below for more details and complete the pre-registration via MySOS Web or the MySOS App at least 6 hours prior to your flight's scheduled arrival.

https://www.hco.mhlw.go.jp/fasttrack/en/

Step by step instructions: https://teachme.jp/111284/manuals/14631275/

FAQs: https://www.hco.mhlw.go.jp/faq/fasttrack-en.html

For those who do not complete the procedures via MySOS Fast Track in advance:
Submit the "Written Pledge"(if applicable), "Questionnaire," and a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate at the airport quarantine.
Please see the following pages for details:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_questionnaire.html

3. Register "Visit Japan Web"

* Fast Track function will be added to Visit Japan Web from November 1, and MySOS will be integrated.
If your arrival date is on and after November 14, please use Visit Japan Web. (Available from November 1).

Visit Japan Web is a web service that visitors (including Japanese and foreigners who have reentry permits) can use for quarantine, immigration, and customs procedures in order to enter Japan.

Using this service, customs declarations and registration of foreign immigration records can be done in advance.
https://vjw-lp.digital.go.jp/en/

4. At the arrival airport, present the reviewed MySOS screen or two QR codes obtained in advance (for Visit Japan Web users).

For MySOS users:

https://www.hco.mhlw.go.jp/fasttrack/en/

For those who did not complete the procedures via MySOS Fast Track in advance:

Submit "Questionnaire," and a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate at the airport quarantine.
Please see the following pages for details:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_questionnaire.html

For Visit Japan Web users after November 1:

1) QR code for quarantine
2) QR code for customs

Reference websites

FAQs
(English) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00016.html

Ministry of Justice: "Regarding denial of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus)"
(English)http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/hisho06_00099.html

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel" (English) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: "Border Enforcement Measures Japan"

Inquiries

If you are unsure of who to consult, please contact the office in charge of your undergraduate faculty or graduate school.

Mita Campus (Office of Student Services, International Exchange Services Group, Residence Section): ic-zairyu@adst.keio.ac.jp
Hiyoshi Campus (Office of Student Services (International)): hiyoshi_ic@info.keio.ac.jp
Shinanomachi Campus (Office of Student Services (International)): ic-shinanomachi@adst.keio.ac.jp
Yagami Campus (Office of Student Services (International)): ic-yagami@adst.keio.ac.jp
Shonan Fujisawa Campus (Office of International Affairs): sfc-visa@adst.keio.ac.jp
Shiba-Kyoritsu Campus (Office of Student Services (International)): shiba-international-jimu@adst.keio.ac.jp