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If you need a negative COVID-19 test result before departure, please check these overviews below of test locations.

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Travel requirements from/to Japan & Test locations for passengers departing from Japan

Entry Restrictions for Passengers Traveling from Japan to the Netherlands

On 08 Sept 2021, Japan has been removed from the EU Safe Countries List for travel to the EU/Schengen area. 

As of 16 Sept 2021, the Netherlands classifies Japan as a high-risk area.

1. Entry Restrictions

The Government of the Netherlands has announced that from December 22, 2021, it will introduce new entry rules that will require travelers from outside the EU and Schengen area to present proof of negative COVID-19 test on entry. Currently, visitors to the Netherlands from high risk areas including Japan, are limited to those who are exempt from the entry restrictions set by the Dutch government. From December 22nd 2021 onwards, all travelers including those who were exempt from the restriction will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result on entering the Netherlands. This rule applies even if they have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.  Qualified negative COVID-19 tests include NAAT/PCR test within 48 hours before departure or an antigen test within 24 hours before departure. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 or over. 

2. Proof of vaccination/Negative test result

On/After December 22, 2021, a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented upon entering the Netherlands from Japan, even if you have proof of vaccination.

  • For proof of COVID-19 vaccination, read more (Dutch government website) about details.  
  • You will need to show the vaccine declaration form together with Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Conditions for Negative COVID-19 test results, read more

Transit at Amsterdam: This restriction does not apply to travelers in transit at Amsterdam. Please check entry requirement for your destination.

3. Health declaration Form

All passengers travelling from, via or to the Netherlands need to fill out a health declaration. This form will appear while checking in: on klm.com, at the self-service kiosk, the KLM app and the check-in desk.

4. Self-isolation

You are not required to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. 

5. Take a test (even if you have no symptoms and/or have been vaccinated)

You are advised to take a coronavirus test after arriving in the Netherlands. This applies even if you have been vaccinated.  When you have arrived from a safe country or region, do a self-test before you meet other people or go to work or school (even if you have been vaccinated).

The above measures are subject to change at the discretion of the Government of the Netherlands depending on the future situation. Please be sure to obtain the latest information via KLM Travel Doc before traveling.

Notice to all passengers arriving in Japan

Updated on January17th, 2022

Restrictions on Entry into Japan

All passengers entering Japan are required to submit a valid certificate of negative COVID-19 test result together with the Written Pledge. Sample collection for COVID-19 test must be done within 72 hours prior to departure. The 10-day self-isolation is also mandatory for all arrival passengers including vaccinated passengers and business travelers. 

As of January 15, 2022, self-quarantine period after their entry into Japan has been changed from 14 days to 10days. All cross-border travelers and returnees from countries/regions where the Omicron variant becomes dominant (as of 15th January 2022, all countries and regions) are required to self-quarantine in places such as their own residence or accommodations after their entry into Japan, to follow-up checks conducted by the Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants (HCO) and to refrain from using public transportation for 10 days. 

Strengthened Boarder Measure

As of November 30th, 2021, the entry of foreigners will be suspended for one month for the time being.(including valid VISA holders) As of December 1st, 2021, passengers arriving in Japan from Netherland will be required to stay in accommodations designated by the quarantine office for six days after entering Japan. Those who enter Japan from "designated countries/regions for mutant strains of particular concern for border control measures" and "countries/regions designated as countries/regions for COVID-19 other than those mutant strains of particular concern for border control measures" are required to wait at a place designated by the quarantine office, and are subject to re-test on the third, sixth, and tenth days (depending on the designated countries/regions) counting from the day after entry. Those who test negative on the third, sixth and tenth days (depending on the designated country/region) will be asked to leave the accommodation secured by the quarantine office and stay at home, etc for the remainder of the 10 days after entry. For details, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Website

Mobile App Installation

At present, all entrants to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are required to install an app on their smartphones to ensure that the 10-day self-isolation period at home or other accommodation after entry into Japan is carried out. You will be required to use this app to report your isolation status and health condition on a daily basis during your self-isolation period.

You can report the test result via app. And the notification of the decision to shorten the self-isolation period will also be sent to you within the app.

Learn more about the app

Mandatory submission of inspection certificate

If you do not have a valid COVID-19 certificate, you will be denied boarding by the direction of the Government of Japan. Customers who enter or return to Japan are requested to prepare a certificate in advance.

Valid Certificate format recommended by Japanese government  For more details, please consult website of Japan Ministry of Health, Labourand Welfare (in Japanese)

Effective from entry on or after March 19, 2021, all persons who return to or enter Japan from abroad, regardless of the country or region in which they are staying and nationalities must provide a negative certificate of covid-19 inspection written in Japanese or English that was conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. If you are unable to submit an inspection certificate, you will not be allowed to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Law. (After 01July21, Nasopharyngeal* and oropharyngeal (throat)(swab/smear) becomes valid sample collection method).

Mandatory E-Questionnaire before departing to Japan

Customers departing to Japan on/after 13th December 2020 need to fill in an e-questionnaire before departure. Upon arrival in Japan there are limited possibilities to do this. Please make sure you fulfill this e-questionnaire before departure.  More information : "Quarantine digital questionnaire EN".

Visit Japan Web Service

As of December 20, 2021, a new online service has been launched that enables customers traveling internationally to Japan (including Japanese nationals returning to Japan) to perform all the immigration procedures (including quarantine, immigration and customs declarations) in one go upon entering the country. For details, please see the Digital Agency website (Japanese page).

Access from the airport for the passengers entering/returning to Japan

Currently, upon arrival in Japan from overseas, please take into account that it is not allowed to take any form of public transportation (including regular taxi). Please use private car(use airport parking), or arrange family pick-up, rent a car, reserved hired car, other exclusive transportation (Narita) in advance. Please refer to the following websites for the details on available transportation : From Narita airport From Osaka(Kansai) airport

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