Entry Requirements from Japan to Middle East and African countries – January 7th 2022 Updated

Check the entry PCR test requirements from Japan to Middle East and African countries.

Entry Requirements from Japan to Middle East and African 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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Abu Dhabi

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 48 hours before direct flight to UAE (if transit, 72 hours before departure). Must be in printed format.
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Angola

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before departure. Full vaccination certificate holder who tested negative by arrival test may allowed to shorten quarantine.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Bahrain

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 48 hours before departure (children under 6 are exempted). Passengers travelling to Bahrain from Japan can be accepted with a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate without a QR code.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Botswana

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival (children under 5 are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Cameroon

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 48 hours before arrival. Certificate must be in PDF format.
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo-Kinshasa

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before arrival (children under 11 are exempted) and/or Vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Congo (Republic)
Congo-Brazzaville

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before arrival (children under 11 are exempted) and vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-29

Côte d’Ivoire

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 48 hours before arrival (children under 12 are exempted). *Pre-travel PCR test valid hours differ by your arrival airport, 48 hours before arrival is the safest standard for the rest assured travel.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Dubai

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 72 hours before direct flight to Dubai, NOT from Japan IF transiting. (Etihad/Emirates airlines passengers, please check with your airline because they may request 48 hours.) Must be in printed format.Traveling from Japan can be accepted with a certificate without a QR code.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Egypt

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a pre-departure test for Egypt (the vaccine certificate must have a QR code or be approved by the Egyptian Embassy). All other travelers including Egyptian nationals must have.PCR swab test within 72 hours before direct flight to the Egyptian Airport, NOT from Japan IF transiting. Must have printed original format with official seal that can be used instead of QR code. (Travelers from Japan may be accepted with 96 hours before departure, and children below 12 being exempted. But please do double confirm with your airlines in advance.)
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Ethiopia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
RT-PCR Test within 120 hours before arrival regardless of vaccination status (transit passengers and children aged 10 yrs and under are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Gambia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before arrival IF NOT fully vaccinated. Arriving passengers from Japan must take arrival COVID test in your arrival airport in Gambia. (Children under 10 are exempted from pre-travel PCR tests, however, need to take arrival COVID tests in Gambia.)
Last Updated 2021-12-24

Ghana

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All travelers18 yrs and over must be fully vaccinated. PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children below 5 are exempted) at one of the approved listed provider. (T Care Clinic negative certificates had been accepted so far with no problems.) Bring the printed format certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Guinea

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival AND full Vaccination certificate.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Iran

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Must present fully vaccinated certificate (Iranian nationals and children under 12 are exempted). Passengers entering/transiting in Iran must present negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours before departure (children under 12 are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Iraq

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours (48 hours to Kurdistan Region) before departure (children under 10 are exempted). Certificate needs to be in printed paper format. ATTENTION! Your valid PCR test certificate hours vary by your arrival place, it may be 48 hours for the travelers to places such as Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, etc.
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Israel 

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
Non-Israeli citizens/valid VISA holders must be fully vaccinated and must not have stayed in red-destinations for 14 days before travel. PCR swab test within 72 hours before departure, rapid antigen test within 24 hours before departure, or a valid recent recovery certificate is needed to all people of all ages arriving in Israel, including those vaccinated.
Last Updated 2021-12-24

Jordan

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children under 5 and Medical Tourism Patients are exempted).
Last Updated 2021-12-31

Kenya

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers of 18 yrs and over must be fully vaccinated and have a valid Vaccination certificate. PCR Test within 72 hours before departure for all travelers entering and transiting (children younger than 5 are exempted).
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Kuwait

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
As of Dec 26 2021, PCR test within 48 hours before arrival (children under 6 are exempted). You must be fully vaccinated (age 16 and over) or Kuwait national/citizens. Effective 2 Jan 2022, passengers who got the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster.
Last Updated 2021-12-24

Lebanon

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 48 hours before departure (children under 12 are exempted) regardless of vaccination status.
Last Updated 2021-12-24

Liberia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before departure regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. (children under 5 are exempted). All travelers 18 and above must present a proof of full vaccination at arrival.
Last Updated 2021-12-24

Mali

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR Test within 72 hours before arrival or be tested on arrival at the airport.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Mauritius

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test 72 hours before departure regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated passengers, bring your vaccination certificate for quarantine exemption.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Mozambique

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
A printed format negative certificate from PCR Test within 72 hours before departure regardless of vaccination status (children under 5 are exempted). Nationals of Mozambique without the pre-departure PCR test negative certificate within 72 hours before departure need to be tested upon arrival at their own charge AND have to quarantine.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Nigeria

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 48 hours before departure (children younger than 10 are exempted). Fully vaccinated people may be exempted from self-quarantine.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Oman 

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 72 hours before arrival, QR code on PCR certificate no longer needed from Japan. Non-Omani nationals must be fully vaccinated.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Qatar

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR swab test within 72 hours before arrival, except for the fully vaccinated Qatar citizens/residents. Children aged 3 yrs and below accompanying fully vaccinated one/both parent/s are exempted, also.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Saudi Arabia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
All passengers except for Saudi Arabian-national and children under 8 must tested negative from PCR swab test within 72 hours before arrival. Must register your virus immune condition before traveling.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Senegal

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 5 days before arrival (children younger than 2 are exempted). Fully vaccinated people can be also exempted, however, Vaccination Certificate issued in Japan may not be accepted as valid.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

South Africa

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure (children under 5 are exempted). Paper copy negative certificate required.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Tunisia

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 48 hours before departure regardless of vaccination status. Certificates issued by an institution accredited by Japanese government are valid even without QR code. (children under12 are exempted). Valid Vaccination Certificate holders may be exempted from quarantine, however, ones issued in Japan currently may NOT be accepted as valid.
Last Updated 2021-12-11

Turkey

Test Type: Saliva ×
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before arrival, Rapid Antigen within 48 hours before arrival, Vaccination Certificate, or recent Recovery certificate (children younger than 12 are exempted) PDF accepted.
Last Updated 2022-01-01

Uganda

Test Type: Saliva 〇
Test Type: Swab 〇
Requirements
PCR test within 72 hours before departure regardless of vaccination (children below 3 are exempted IF they are accompanied by parents holding a negative PCR test certificates).
Last Updated 2022-01-01

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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