With rules and regulations for travel frequently changing due to Covid-19, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest information. Particularly around the holidays, it’s important to know how to visit family and friends overseas and how to get back into Japan.
When departing from Japan, certain airlines and destinations may require proof of a negative Covid-19 test result from up to 72 hours before boarding the flight or entering the country (or region). Be sure to check with the appropriate airline or embassy to confirm if a negative test result certificate is required for your trip.
To make your journey smoother, here’s a list of hospitals and clinics in Tokyo and Osaka that are able to administer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and the required certificates for travelling.
Note that these venues will only test people with no symptoms of coronavirus. Asymptomatic testing is not covered by Japan’s National Health Insurance, meaning it can be pricey. Plus, most of these clinics or testing centres (if not all of them) also require prior appointment.
If you’re feeling unwell, contact the Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (0120 296 004) or visit the JNTO website for multilingual support.
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