Japan’s tight border restrictions are slowly but surely easing as the country has finally opened up to international tourists via guided tours. Along with the raised daily entry cap, overseas arrivals can now be exempt from arrival testing and quarantine rules depending on the country or region they are coming from.
While you don’t have to be fully vaccinated to enter Japan, travellers from certain countries or regions can reduce quarantine time or skip it entirely by submitting a valid vaccination certificate upon arrival.
Previously, Japan only accepted Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). However, the list has now expanded. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the following vaccines and booster shots will now be accepted for entry into Japan from Sunday June 26. For the first two doses, a combination of the following vaccines is also valid.
- Bharat Biotech
For the booster shot, the following are accepted for entry into Japan:
For more information on vaccination certificates as well as entry into Japan, visit the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website.
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