Entry Requirements from Japan to Asian countries – January 7th 2022 Updated

Check the entry PCR test requirements from Japan to Asian countries

Entry Requirements from Japan to Asian 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’s entry rules, 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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Bangladesh

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 48 hours before departure (children below 12 are exempted). Fully vaccinated people may be able to shorten quarantine.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Cambodia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Vaccination Certificate AND/OR PCR swab test within 72 hours before arrival. (Changes to “48 hours before departure”, IF transiting in Singapore). Certificate must be in original printed format. Vaccination certificate must be issued by governmental organization.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

China

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
RT-PCR AND antibody tests within 48 hours before departure. NOT applicable if less than 14 days after full vaccination.
Last Updated 2021-10-22

Hong Kong

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test must be within 48 hours before departure at ISO/TeCOT accredited facility to all passengers enter or transit in Hong Kong. PDF accepted. Must be fully vaccinated to enter (children under 12 and entering with fully vaccinated Hong Kong citizens are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-21

India

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before departure (children under 5 are exempted). Must present printed copy at entry and advanced uploading needed.
Last Updated 2021-12-18

Indonesia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure. Certificate in printed format. Non-Indonesian nationals must indicate with a valid full Vaccination Certificate. The valid hours of pre-departure PCR tests will be 48 hours IF TRANSITING in Singapore.
Last Updated 2021-12-18

Kazakhstan

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival (children under 5, transit passengers, and who has a full Vaccination certificate ISSUED IN KAZAKHSTAN or issued in other approved countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Philippines, San Marino, Thailand and Turkey, do not need the PCR test.)
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Kyrgyzstan

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival is needed for non-Kyrgyzstan citizens regardless of vaccination status.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Macau

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Macau residents only: PCR test within 48 hours before departure. Passengers 12 and over must be fully vaccinated.
Last Updated 2021-12-08

Malaysia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 72 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated people may apply for home quarantine or shorter days quarantine 7-10 days in advance to your departure. (AirAsia Malaysia accepts fully vaccinated passengers ONLY. Children younger than 17 are exemption if accompanied by vaccinated parent/s.)
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Maldives

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 96 hours before departure (children below 1 yr old are exempted). Acceptance of unvaccinated people (including accompanying vaccine ineligible children) check-in depends on the vaccination requirements of the guest-house islands where they are staying.
Last Updated 2021-12-08

Mongolia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival (children under 5 are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Myanmar

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before departure.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Nepal

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
RT-PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children below 5 are exempted). Non-Nepali nationals need Vaccination certificate or must follow quarantine rules.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Pakistan

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab Test within 48 hours before departure for all travellers 6 or older. Passengers of 18 or older must be fully vaccinated and present Vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-28

Philippines

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children under 3 are exempted). Fully vaccinated people must present a valid Vaccination Certificate to shorten their stay in the quarantine facility. The testing and quarantine protocols of minors shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/guardian traveling with them, regardless of the minor’s vaccination status, and country of origin.
Last Updated 2022-01-02

Singapore

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR/Rapid-Antigen test at a TeCOT accredited facility within 2 days before departure. Non-Singapore citizens must be fully vaccinated and have entry approval. (Reciprocal Green Lane travellers can take PCR test within 72 hours before departure.)
Last Updated 2021-12-21

South Korea

Test Type: Saliva
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure.Original certificate in printed format (children under 6 are exempted). Quarantine exemption application for fully vaccinated people had been banned as of 3 Dec.
Last Updated 2021-12-03

Sri Lanka

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure for all travellers 12 years of age or older. Travelers who have received the recommended doses of vaccine should carry the original vaccination certificate/card.
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Taiwan

Test Type: Saliva
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
As of Jan 4 2022, PCR tests must be “within 2 days” before departure, and the reporting date is “examination date”. The flight time is determined based on the departure plane (excluding the day of flight) 2 “calendar days” are calculated forward. Test itself is available even on the departure date. Until 3 Jan 2022, PCR test within 3 days before departure (holidays/weekends are NO LONGER EXCLUDED). A proof of full vaccination is needed if Lunar New Year quarantine program C is selected between Dec/14 2021 – Feb/14 2022.
Last Updated 2021-01-04

Thailand

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
RT-PCR test within 72 hours before departure (except for Thailand citizens, but still needed IF Thailand citizens prefer quarantine exemption.) Transit passengers needs Fit to Fly document as well.
Last Updated 2021-12-18

Vietnam

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
RT-PCR swab test at the TeCOT accredited facility within 3 days before arrival. Certificate in printed format.(If fully vaccinated people want to apply self-quarantine shortening, it changes to 72 hours before arrival.)
Last Updated 2021-12-18

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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