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With the ongoing travel restrictions due to Covid-19, international travellers arriving in Tokyo have limited options getting out of the airport as public transport – including taxis – are not allowed during their first two weeks in Japan. To make it easier and more affordable to get into the city, especially from Narita, the Keisei Skyliner has started shuttling overseas arrivals from Narita airport to Keisei-Ueno Station. A dedicated Airport Limousine Bus is also available to those staying at certain hotels in the city.
As Japan has recently tightened its quarantine rules for foreign residents returning to the country by introducing penalties such as revoking a person’s residence status, this is something you would want to take seriously. Here we have listed several transportation options that you can take to get from Narita or Haneda airport to your home safely for your 14-day quarantine.
How much time do you need to set aside for Covid-19 test, immigration and customs clearance at the airport? That depends on how busy the airport is during your time of arrival. Based on our experience at Narita Airport, you should set aside at least three hours – though one of our team members took four and a half hours from the time the plane landed to finally clearing customs.
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