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Get tested before your flight to Japan

Get tested before your flight to Japan
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Preparing for a business trip or vacation in Japan

Whether it’s travel for business or leisure, we can help you get the right covid tests and vaccines for your trip to Japan.

The latest covid test requirements for visitors to Japan

It can be hard to work out what covid tests you need for international travel. Requirements for covid tests for travel to enter different destinations have been changing rapidly and without notice. Travellers without the correct certificates and proofs of vaccination may be turned away at the airport and not allowed to board their flight.

The best place to get up-to-date information about covid testing rules for people entering Japan is the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Your airline will also tell you about any test certificates you’ll need to board your flight, so keep an eye out for any messages from them.

Note that governments – including the government of Japan – have been changing entry requirements rapidly and with very little notice as they attempt to respond to changing infection rates. So, it’s a good idea to check the covid test requirements for Japan at every stage of planning your trip abroad.

Who needs a covid test to enter Japan?

You will not be allowed to board your flight to Japan if you cannot show either proof of vaccination against covid or a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hour before your departure.

People who have been fully vaccinated against covid don’t need to show proof of a negative covid test result to enter Japan. But if you have not been vaccinated against covid-19, to enter Japan you’ll need a certificate showing a negative result from a covid PCR test taken within 72 hours of your departure from Canada.

How to get a PCR test before my flight to Japan

It’s quick and easy to get a PCR test for a trip to Japan from Canadian Travel Clinics. We can provide you with a Japanese format covid test certificate at our travel clinics in:

You will get your test results in a format that you can use to prove your negative covid status on your flight to Japan.

Where can I get a covid booster for travel?

At our travel clinics in Alberta, we can administer a covid booster or vaccination to Alberta residents. Visit our clinics pages for Calgary and Edmonton to make appointments for any catch-up covid vaccines you need ahead of travel.

How to make a travel health appointment for a trip to Japan

It’s quick and easy to make an appointment with Canadian Travel Clinics to protect your health while you’re in Japan. We recommend that you make an appointment with a travel health nurse six to eight weeks before you depart for Japan.

Our travel health nurses and pharmacists can advice on all aspects of health and wellness during your trip abroad, including travel vaccines and insect bite avoidance, as well as any required covid tests for international travel.