Updated on Oct 15, 2021
Unlike many counties who run managed quarantine accommodation, Japan has a trust-based system where you quarantine at home or have the flexibility to book something that suits your needs as long as it fits with the quarantine rules. (Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
All arrivals into Japan are required to quarantine for 14 days with the arrival day being day zero.
You must not have contact with anyone who you do not live with. (for 14 days after entry)
(a) You must stay at home or the accommodation.
(b) You must not have contact with anyone who you do not live with.
(c) You must not use public transportation (Trains, Buses, Cabs/Taxies, domestic flights, etc.)
Please see the Quarantine Transport blog post for more information.
Travellers have to arrange their own 14-day quarantine accommodation that will allow you to comply with the pledge and infection control laws. Suitable locations suggested by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare include:
- Company housing
- Relative/friend’s house
- Short term apartment rentals
The traveller must be able to quarantine without sharing facilities such as a toilet and a bath, sleeping, living, and eating areas. Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare “Q & A on the drastic strengthening of border measures”.
To calculate your quarantine stay, the day of arrival is day zero, and the days are full days. For example, if you arrive on Jul 2nd (Fri) you are quarantine free Jul 17 (Sat). In practice, this is 15 nights in total.
On arrival, the quarantine station provides a document showing the date you are free from self-isolation. Please see the calendar below:
Quarantine for High-Risk Countries:
Some countries and regions are considered high risk and travellers from those areas have more restrictive quarantine regimes. Quarantine measures (New).
Quarantine at the government-designated hotel for 3, 6, or 10 days and then complete the remaining 14 days from the date of entry at their own arrange quarantine accommodation. Please see below for a list of high-risk countries and check the calendar visual example.
The measure takes place for returnees and entrants from Sep 30th 23:59pm (Japan Time).
14 day-self-arranged quarantine must be followed for all arrivals into Japan.
Those who hold the vaccination certificate will not be asked to wait at the accommodation facility secured by the quarantine station. More detail to follow.
Those holding a vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and providing MHLW a negative COVID19 test on the 10th day can finish their quarantine on the 10th day instead of the full 14 days.
|Accepted Vaccine Certificates for reducing quarantine stays from 14 to 10 days|
All over the CDC card
New York City
Newfoundland and Labrador state
Papua New GuineaLatin America
HondurasMiddle East / Africa
– More details: Covid19 Vaccine passport in Japan.
(3+11 day) “High-Risk Countries”
All the travellers who enter and return to Japan from:
Albania • Arab Emirates • Bangladesh • Belgium • Bolivia • Brazil • Chile • Cuba • Denmark • Dominican Republic • Ecuador • Georgia • Greece • Guinea • India • Indonesia • Kazakhstan • Libya • Malaysia • Maldives • Mozambique • Pakistan • Paraguay • Portugal • Russia (Regions: Habarovsk Region, City of Moscow) • Seychelles • South Africa • Sri Lanka • Tanzania • Turkey • United Kingdom • Uruguay • Uzbekistan • Zambia
must quarantine at a designated accommodation facility for 3 days. A test will be conducted 3 days later. If it is confirmed negative, the arrivals can move to their own arrange quarantine location for the remaining 14 days [11 days] (without using public transport).
(10+4 day) ‘Catagory 3 High-Risk Countries’
All the travellers who enter and return to Japan from: (no regions)
must quarantine at a designated accommodation facility for 10 days. A test will be conducted 3rd, 6th, and 10th day of quarantine. If it is confirmed negative, the traveller can move to their own arrange quarantine location for the remaining 14 days [4 days] (without using public transport).
(6+8 day) ‘High-Risk Countries’
All the travellers who enter and return to Japan from:
Argentina • Brazil • Colombia • Costa Rica • Peru • Philippines • Suriname • Trinidad and Tobago • Venezuela
must quarantine at a designated accommodation facility for 6 days. A test will be conducted 3rd and 6th day of quarantine. If it is confirmed negative, the traveller can move to their own arrange quarantine location for the remaining 14 days [8 days] (without using public transport).
★ For high-risk countries, the first part of the quarantine is designated at facilities by the Chief of the Quarantine Station, followed by a self-arranged quarantine for the remaining days.
★ The coloured quarantine days correspond with the colours on the quarantine calendar.
|Category 3 High-Risk Countries with coronavirus variant (B.1.617- Delta )|
|On arrival, third, sixth, and tenth day||No regions|
|On arrival, third and sixth day|| • Argentina|
• Costa Rica
• Trinidad and Tobago
| High Risk Countries with coronavirus variants of concern|
& Category 3 High-Risk Countries with coronavirus variant (B.1.617, – Delta)
|On arrival and third day|
• Arab Emirates
• Dominican Republic
• Russia(Regions: Habarovsk Region, City of Moscow)
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
• United Kingdom
|On arrival||All other countries not listed above.|
Variants first identified in the UK and SA.
Quarantine Packages in Tokyo
At MetroResidences, we offer over 2000 serviced apartments in Tokyo. We offer the following types of apartments:
– Weekly apartments that cater to travellers looking for self-quarantine packages with airport transfer start from:
9 nights plan ¥78,500～
11 nights plan ¥87,000～
– Monthly serviced apartments where the minimal rental is 30 days – perfect for those looking for a temporary apartment.
– Residential rental for > 1-year apartment rental in Tokyo. Our expat agents specialize in the quality mansion and tower mansion in Tokyo 5 cores wards.
We have brand new apartments that are more spacious than a hotel and comes with a kitchen and washing machine, making your stay relax. Utilities and WiFi are included in the price and can be used immediately after check-in.
Choose from studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. More information on room types can be found on the MetroResidences.
You may also like：
- Quarantine Transportation from Narita and Haneda Airport
- Entry Procedures For Airport in Japan
- Japan’s Visa Requirement for Covid-19
The Return to Japan Support Facebook Group has a helpful community sharing their experiences and advice on their entry into japan including their experiences on the various methods of transport allowed.