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COVID-19 related information UPDATE

 

As of June 22, 2021

 

  •  Regarding the Denial of landing
  •  Regarding the Border enforcement measures
  •  Regarding Certificate of Eligibility
  •  For those who are planning to enter or re-enter Japan
  •  For those who have difficulty in returning back to their home country
  •  For those who have the status of residence “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”, “Skilled Labor” or other working visa
  •  For those who have the status of residence “Student"  under continuing job searching or waiting the job starting day
  •  For those who have the status of residence “Student”
  •  Contact numbers regarding the border enforcement measures
  •  Other numbers for consultation & support for foreign residents

 

 

 

【Regarding the Denial of landing】

【Regarding the Border enforcement measures】

Information about entering into Japan

 

Quarantine measures: Review on the on-arrival COVID-19 test and the home quarantine period after entry into Japan (New)

From 0:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022, based on the New Border Measures (28), on-arrival test, self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan may be changed according to the grouping (“Red”, “Yellow” and “Blue” categories) of the countries/regions in which the entrants stayed within 14 days before the day of return to Japan or the day of application for landing on Japan and whether they obtain a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

 

Group “Red”:On-arrival test is required. 3-day quarantine at a government-designated facility is required, however, those who obtain a valid vaccination certificate may have 7-day home quarantine (or 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test) instead.

Group “Yellow”:On-arrival test and 7-day home quarantine (or 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test) are required, however, those who obtain a valid vaccination certificate are not required to have on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures.

Group “Blue”:Regardless of the vaccination status of the entrants/returnees, on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures are not required.

For grouping of the countries/regions and the respective measures, please refer to the link below:
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000945853.pdf

 

New entry of foreign nationals

Based on the New Border Measures (29), from June 10, 2022, foreign nationals who apply for new entry into Japan based on either of the following categories (1), (2) or (3) below are regarded as those with “special exceptional circumstances” and are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations located in Japan complete prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).

(1) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment (continued from March 1)

(2) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay for tourism (only when a travel agency among others organizing the trip serves as the receiving organization of the entrants) (start from June10) (New)

(3) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay (continued from March 1)

 

Required documents for the visa application (Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit.) :
A certificate for completion of Registration to the ERFS system obtained by a receiving organization through online application along with other visa application documents in response to the purpose of visit. 

 

(Note) Receiving organizations means such companies or organizations which employ or invite the entrants for their business or entertainment purposes. Travel Agencies regarding the measures based on the abovementioned category (2) are such travel agents or travel service providers as defined in the Travel Agency Law(Law No. 239 of 1952).

(Note) A certificate for completion of Registration to the ERFS system means a proof of document issued by ERFS of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare after receiving organizations apply and register their entrant’s information online.

(Note) Foreign nationals who will be allowed new entry into Japan based on the abovementioned category (2) will be limited to those who will enter from the countries/regions of the group “Blue” designated in 3 (1) From June 1, 2022: Measures in response to Omicron variant / New Border Measures (28).(New)

 

Suspension of visa validity

From 0:00 am (JST) December 2, 2021, as emergency precautionary measure from a preventive perspective against coronavirus variant Omicron (B.1.1.529), validity of visas already issued by December 2, 2021 are suspended except for those issued for the holders of status of residence as “Spouse or Child of a Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident” or “Diplomat”. 

   

【Regarding Certificate of Eligibility】

 

【For those who are planning to enter or re-enter Japan】

 

【For those who have difficulty in returning back to their home country】

 

Special measures for those who have difficulties in returning back to their home country will be changed.

 

【For those who have the status of residence “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”, “Skilled Labor” or other working visa】

 

For those who have the status of residence “Student"  under continuing job searching or waiting the job starting day

 

            Information in Japanese

 

For those who have the status of residence “Student”

 

   Information in Japanese

 

 【Contact numbers regarding the border enforcement measures】

  • Regarding denials of landing
    Ministry of Justice, Immigration Services Agency, Appeals Division
    Tel: 03-3580-4111 (Ext. 4446, 4447)
  • Regarding the issuance of entry visa
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visa Information section of the Foreign Residents Support Center
    Tel: 0570-011000 (please press "5" after the audio guidance)
    +81-3-5363-3013 is also available for international call
  • Regarding quarantine measures (14-day monitoring period, the ban on public transportation, the contract tracing app, the use of map applications to store location information), and the purchase of private medical insurance
    Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare,  Telephone consultation center
    Tel:0120-565653 (Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai and English available)
    +81-3-3595-2176 is also available for international call (Chinese, Korean and English available)
  • Continued quarantine measures (follow up health checks, quarantine inspections at airports, etc.)
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau, Policy Planning Division for Environmental Health and Food Safety, Quarantine Office
    Tel: 03-5253-1111 (Ext. 2468)
  • Regarding flight information
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    Civil Aviation Bureau, Director for Crisis Management Office
    Tel: 03-5253-8700

 

【Other numbers for consultation & support for foreign residents】

Residency consultation (Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau) 

   ⇒Reservation needed

        Consultation with immigration officers is possible with 14 languages interpretation service
    ConsultationResidency consultation Leaflet (Japanese/ English/ Chinese/ Korean)  

   ⇒Both face to face and online consultation available. 
        Please fill in and send the reservation form for online consultation.

  •  FRESC Multilingual Vaccination Support
    1)For those who have vaccination voucher and wishes to be vaccinated: multilingual support for consultation, reservation of venue, interpret for doctor is available .

Tel:03-4332-2601
Monday to Friday(excluding holidays)9:00.a.m-5:00.p.m

 
  2)For those who do not have vaccination voucher:  please contact your municipality  for the issuance of voucher.   Please call  FRESC Help Desk (0120-76-2029)if you need any support on this matter (multilingual interpretation service available).

         Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish:9:00-21:00

     Thai:9:00-18:00
         Vietmanese:10:00-19:00

  • CINGA COVID-19 Vaccination Information Center for International Citizen 
    ➾Face to face consultion is available for  temporary visitors, those who dificulty in returning back to their home country, those who are under provisional released status, or those who do not have been issued vaccination voucher.  If you have difficulty with your Japanese, please leave your name, contact number and prefered language.  We will get back to you with interpretation service.