Regarding new entry to Japan (COVID-19)

Updated on October 26

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

Updated on October 5

Based on the New Border Measures (34), from October 11, the quarantine measures upon entering Japan will change.
See here for details.

Updated on September 29

The Japanese government has announced the New Border Measures (34) on September 26, 2022.
From October 11, the "Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS system(受付済証)" is no longer required when applying for a visa.
Visa applications will still require the "Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS system(受付済証)" until October 10.

International students who plan to apply for a visa by October 10 and have not obtained the "Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS system(受付済証)" must register with AMARYS by 3 p.m. on October 6. The certificate will be issued by October 7 if there are no mistakes or errors with the provided information.

At 3 p.m. on October 6, AMARYS will stop accepting new registrations. If you do not complete the registration by then, or if there is a problem with the provided information, we will not issue the "Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS system(受付済証)". In that case, please wait until after October 11 to apply for a visa.

Procedures for re-entry

Please refer here for re-entry procedure.

Notes regarding Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

A COE is normally valid for 3 months from the date of issue. However, this period has been extended in consideration of those whose entry to Japan has been delayed due to the spread of COVID-19.
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/930005023.pdf

New handling regarding the period of validity of the Certificate of Eligibility

The period that COEs are valid will be extended as follows.

COEs issued between January 1, 2020 and April 30, 2022 will be deemed valid until October 31, 2022.
COEs issued between May 1, 2022 and July 31, 2022 will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
COEs issued on or after August 1, 2022 will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

If you wish to use a COE that is more than three months past from the date of issue, you are required to submit a "petition (申立書)" when applying for a visa at a diplomatic mission abroad stating that the university is able to continue accepting the international student under the same activity conditions as were given at the time of the application for the COE. If applicable, please contact the following [Contact Information] and request the issuance of a "petition(申立書)".

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 entering Japan from overseas

Foreign nationals traveling from abroad must follow the procedures below to 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 three 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 immigration
3) QR code for customs

Websites

Available in English

■Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel [Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
■FAQs

Available in Japanese

■内閣官房
https://corona.go.jp/news/news_20211105_01.html

■水際対策強化に係る新たな措置 (31)
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100385779.pdf

■水際対策強化に係る新たな措置 (30)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000969950.pdf

■水際対策強化に係る新たな措置(28)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000941163.pdf

■水際対策に係る新たな措置について[厚生労働省]
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html

■水際対策強化に係る新たな措置(27) (本年3月以降の水際措置の見直し)[厚生労働省]
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000901649.pdf

■水際対策強化に係る新たな措置(24) (オミクロン株に対する水際措置の強化の継続)[厚生労働省]
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000878508.pdf

■新型コロナウイルス感染症の拡大防止に係る上陸拒否等について[出入国在留管理庁]
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/hisho06_00099.html

■文部科学省
https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/mext_00144.html

Contact Information

Campus

Office in Charge

E-mail address

Mita

Japanese Language Program (JLP)

JLPINQUIRY@info.keio.ac.jp

International Exchange Services Group

ic-zairyu@adst.keio.ac.jp

Hiyoshi

Undergraduate students: Office of Student Services (International)

hiyoshi_ic@info.keio.ac.jp

(Confirmaiton"確認書"・Petition"申立書" Application for Underguraduate Students at Hiyoshi:https://forms.gle/fRLq6jfxLY7DjjAs7)

Graduate students: Office of Student Services (Graduate Schools)

ic-hiyoshi-grads@adst.keio.ac.jp

Yagami

Office of Student Services (International)

ic-yagami@adst.keio.ac.jp

SFC

Policy Management/Environment and Information Studies/Media and Governance:

sfc-visa@adst.keio.ac.jp

Nursing and Medical Care/Health Management: Administration Office

nmc-staff@adst.keio.ac.jp

Shinanomachi

International Office

ic-life-shinanomachi@adst.keio.ac.jp

Shiba-Kyoritsu

Office of Student Services

shiba-international-jimu@adst.keio.ac.jp