Entry Requirements from Japan to American and Oceanic countries – January 7th 2022 Updated

Check the entry PCR test requirements from Japan to American and Oceanic countries

Entry Requirements from Japan to American and Oceanic countries

This is an article for people living in Japan that summarizes the latest updates in COVID-related entry rules of worldwide countries. Please note that the rules in this article ONLY apply to the passengers departing FROM JAPAN who had been in no other countries within the last 14 days before departure.

For passengers that do not fly direct, but make a stopover in one or more countries be sure to check not only your final destination but also the countries your flight will be transiting to see if they have any entry requirements for those transit passengers. For example, if you fly from Japan to Australia directly, then the pre-departure PCR test must be taken within 72 hours. But if your flight to Australia by transiting at Singapore, then the PCR test must be taken within 48 hours!

Also, some airlines may set their own rules (e.g. Etihad required the certificate 48 hours before landing for unvaccinated people).

We try our best to deliver the most up-to-date information in this article, but depending on the spread of new variants of COVID and the status of infection in each region, governments in the world frequently and suddenly make changes with very short notice. So we recommend you double-check with your embassy, airline, or government web page for valid entry requirements at your departure date and time.


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Argentina

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Non-Argentine nationals/residents must be fully vaccinated. PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children under 6 are exempted). This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Australia

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure regardless of vaccination status (children under 4 are exempted). Present with a valid Vaccination Certificate ( unless they are a child under the age of 12 years and three months). PDF accepted. The valid hours to take pre-travel COVID tests change to 48 hours before departure IF TRANSITING IN SINGAPORE.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Barbados

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR nasopharyngeal swab test within 3 days before arrival. Present printed copy at entry. This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Bolivia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
NASOPHARYNGEAL Swab PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children below 5 are exempted) AND a full vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Brazil

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Travelers must be fully vaccinated to enter. PCR test wtihin 72 hours before departure or Antigen test within 24 hours before departure. (children under 12 are exempted, but if 2-12 years old child is traveling unattended, then PCR certificate is required). This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Canada

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Non-Canadian citizens/residents must be fully vaccinated for entry. PCR test within 72 hours before departure for all travellers 5 or older. If connecting flight, PCR test within 72 hours before departure of your last direct flight to Canada (This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA). PDF accepted.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Colombia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Colombian citizens/residents need a Vaccinated certificate AND/OR PCR tests within 72 hours before departure. Non-citizens/residents of 18 and older need a Vaccinated certificate AND PCR tests within 72 hours before departure, however, if non-citizens/residents have started but not completed vaccination or had completed less than 14 days can enter with PCR tests within 72 hours before departure. (PCR pre-departure test valid hours changes to 1 day before departure for 2 yrs and above IF TRANSITING IN USA).
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Cuba

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Full vaccination certificate or PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children under 12 are exempted). PCR test results must be in printed form; electronic results will not be accepted. PCR test valid hours changes to 1 days before departure and to 2yrs and above IF TRANSITING IN USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Fiji

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All travellers 12yrs+ have nasopharyngeal PCR test taken no more than 2 calendar days before departure (2-days counting may include the departure day, so it’s safer to set your test to be a day before your departure day). This applies to all arriving in and transiting through Fiji. All travellers of 18 yrs+ must present a valid Vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

■Guatemala

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
A valid full Vaccination certificate AND PCR/Antigen test (if aged 10 or over) within 72 hours before arrival (this changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA) or a proof of recent COVID infection and recovery.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Jamaica

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab/Antigen swab test within 3 days before direct flight, children under 12 are exempted (this changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA). The test must be performed by a CAP accredited, CLIA registered, or ISO15189 certified laboratory. Fully vaccinated & staying outside the resilient corridors who have a negative PCR certificate taken within 3 days of departure will not be required to quarantine on arrival.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

New Zealand

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
As of Jan 6 2022, PCR test within 48 hours before departure (Antigen tests no longer valid). PCR/Viral Antigen tests within 72 hours before departure (children under 2 are exempted). Non-NZ citizens of over 17 must be fully vaccinated before travelling. The valid hours to take pre-travel COVID tests change to 48 hours before departure IF TRANSITING IN SINGAPORE.
Last Updated 2022-01-06

Papua New Guinea

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 72 hours before departure. Must be fully vaccinated (only PNG citizens or children under 18 may travel into PNG without being fully vaccinated). The valid hours of pre-departure PCR tests may be shorter IF TRANSITING in a country with different entry rules such as Singapore.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Paraguay

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure or Antigen test within 24 hours before departure regardless of the vaccination status (peple with a proof of recent COVID infection/recovery are exempted). Fully vaccinated passengers must indicate valid Vaccination certificate at entry. This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Peru

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All travelers 12 or older must show a proof of fully vaccinated. Otherwise, those travelers must show a negative PCR test issued up to 72 hours before departure. This changes to pre-departure COVID tests within 1 day before departure to aged 2 or over, and age 18 and over must be fully vaccinated IF TRANSITING in USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Sint Maarten

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All non-fully vaccinated from 5 of age and older must have PCR swab test within 72 hours before departure. If fully vaccinated, only EHAS application is required. The valid hours of pre-departure PCR tests may be shorter IF TRANSITING in a country with different entry rules such as USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-11

Trinidad and Tobago

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
NASOPHARYNGEAL swab PCR test within 72 hours before arrival regardless the vaccination status. Non-Trinidad and Tobago citizens/residents must be fully vaccinated. The valid hours of pre-departure PCR tests may be shorter IF TRANSITING in a country with different entry rules such as USA.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

United-States

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers (including transiting) of 2 or older must have negative proof of PCR/Antigen test within a day before departure or present valid documents from your recent COVID infection & recovery. US non-citizens/nonimmigrants of over 18 must be fully vaccinated. PDF accepted.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

■Guam

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers of 2 or older must have negative proof of PCR/Antigen test within 24 hours before departure or present valid documents from your recent COVID infection & recovery. US non-citizens/nonimmigrants of over 18 must be fully vaccinated. PDF accepted.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

■Hawaii

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers of 2 or older must have negative proof of PCR/Antigen test within 24 hours before departure or present valid documents from your recent COVID infection & recovery. US non-citizens/nonimmigrants of over 18 must be fully vaccinated. PDF accepted. PCR tests do NOT have to be done with Trusted Travel Partners if flying directly into Hawaii. (If transiting in mainland US or other states, still has to be done at a Trusted Partners facility).
Last Updated 2021-12-31

US Mariana Islands

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers of 2 or older must have negative proof of PCR/Antigen test within 24 hours before departure or present valid documents from your recent COVID infection & recovery. US non-citizens/nonimmigrants of over 18 must be fully vaccinated. PDF accepted.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

From the end of November 2021, many countries change their entry requirements. We are updating those latest requirements in our newsletter.

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