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Last Updated - June 2022

The Japan Health Declaration Form is part of the Japan COVID-19 travel requirements, and an essential document if you're flying to this Asian country. It allows the official authorities to have better control of visitors upon arrival. To enter Japan, all passengers must apply before entering the country, including Japanese nationals.

“Can I travel to Japan during COVID-19?” and “Can I transit through Japan at this moment?” are common questions these days. So, on this page, iVisa.com explains the most significant rules in the country during the pandemic, such as entry restrictions, test requirements, vaccines, quarantine measures, and how you can get your Japan Health Declaration Form online.

It's important to know that this form is part of the required documents you'll need on your trip, but it doesn't replace a visa. So, keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa, and if it's your case, we can help you with that.

Japan Health Declaration Form for COVID-19 Entry: What is it, and how can I get one?

This is an essential document if you're flying to Japan. The Health Declaration Form informs the traveler's health conditions to the local authorities. It's part of COVID-19 travel requirements as a way to help the authorities prevent and track possible cases of the virus.

When you fill in the form, you must provide information about your health status, flight details, and intended stay in the country.

You can apply online and have the Japan Health Questionnaire in less than 24 hours. Once you submit the information online, we do all the hard work, and you can just plan your travel relaxed.

Who needs this Health Declaration to travel to Japan?

It's a mandatory declaration to enter Japan, all passengers on international flights must apply for this document to travel to Japan.

Once you arrive in Japan, you will have to show this document with a QR Code.

What's the validity of the Health Declaration Form?

This travel document is valid for a maximum of 30 days after arrival. Also, the Japan Health Questionnaire allows a Single Entry and a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry in Japan.

What are the requirements to get the Health Declaration online?

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months.
  • An email address to receive the Japan Health Declaration.
  • A payment method: a credit/debit card.

Do I need a Health Declaration if I'm transiting through Japan?

In this case, you don't need a Health Declaration because permissions aren't required for a connecting flight. But consider that if you want to leave the airport transit area to visit the city, then you will have to obtain and present the form.

How do I apply for the Health Declaration?

With a few steps, you can get your form online! It'll take less than 10 minutes to submit. Then, let us handle it, and you can just plan your trip to Japan.

Follow these steps to apply:

  • The first one consists of basic information. Go to the application page and provide your personal information, flight details, and health status. At this point, you are also required to select the processing time you want your online application form to be reviewed.
  • The second step is revising what you have done so far, and you must also make the payment. You can use a credit or debit card for that.
  • Then, for the third one, you must attach additional documents. Once you do that, you can hit submit, and you'll receive an email with the Japan Health Declaration. Entering Japan, you must show this document with a QR Code to an immigration officer.

Fees and processing times

iVisa.com offers 3 options:

  • Standard Processing: USD $29.49 - 24 hours
  • Rush Processing: USD $52.99 - 8 hours
  • Super Rush Processing: USD $89.99 - 4 hours

Traveling with minors

All travelers entering Japan must apply for this document, this includes minors. Parents and guardians can apply for them, and they'll present it during entry into Japan.

Japan COVID-19 Restrictions and Requirements

There are requirements and restrictions to travel to Japan. iVisa.com has prepared a Japan COVID questionnaire to clarify some of the most important topics about the pandemic rules there. Read below about the restrictions, test requirements, vaccines, and quarantine.

Is a COVID-19 test needed to enter Japan?

Japan Health Authorities require arriving unvaccinated passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate. The PCR test result must be issued within 3 days of entry to Japan. It's not just a voluntary test, it's a mandatory procedure part of the immigration restrictions and an entry requirement, so any international flight must follow these protocols. Otherwise, the passengers' access to the country will be denied by health authorities.

Test Requirements:

Entering Japan, passengers arriving from authorized countries and nationals abroad will have to follow the COVID-19 test requirements of the Japanese government.

They must present a negative test result.

  • COVID test before arrival: PCR within 72 hours.
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 6 years old and fully vaccinated travelers with a booster dose.

Do I need a COVID vaccination certificate to travel to Japan?

No, you don't need a COVID vaccination; passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Japan. However, if you're a fully vaccinated with a booster dose, you won't need to present a pre-arrival covid test.

Approved vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Covaxin, Novavax.

Please remember that Japan considers fully vaccinated to those travelers who have received all covid vaccine doses (including the 3rd one.)

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Japan travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Do I have quarantine requirements to travel to Japan?

No, Japan do not have quarantine requirements anymore, regardless of the vaccine status.

Important Instructions for a smooth trip to Japan

  • Travelers must complete the Health Declaration to present it during entry into Japan, 1 per person, and show the document upon arrival. It's part of the required travel documents for the Japan entry.

Where can I learn more?

If you have any questions about traveling to Japan, the iVisa.com team is available to help you out. You can contact our customer support team at any time or via email at [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply
  • Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • Passport Scan

  • Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result

Important Instructions
  • The Japan Health Declaration is NOT a visa, and it doesn't replace a visa.

  • If you are planning a trip to Japan, please check the visa requirements for your country of citizenship at the top of this page.

  • Unvaccinated travelers must show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

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