COVID-19 in Japan
As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.
Level 3: High Level of COVID-19 in Japan
Key Information for Travelers to Japan
Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Japan.
If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Japan.
Even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you may still be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19.
Anyone 2 years or older should properly wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public spaces.
If you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, talk with your clinician about your risk, and consider delaying travel to Japan.
Follow all requirements and recommendations in Japan.
Level 4: Special Circumstances
Level 3: High
Level 2: Moderate
Level 1: Low
Learn how CDC determines the level for COVID-19 travel health notices.
See all COVID-19 travel notices.
If you must travel, follow requirements and recommendations for before, during and after international travel.
Make sure to plan ahead
Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before you travel.
Follow all airline requirements of transportation operators as well as any requirements at your destination, including mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine.
Consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before travel.
Requirements for travelers in other countries may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.
Everyone aged 2 years or older—including passengers and workers— should properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports), especially in locations that are crowded or poorly ventilated such as airport jetways.
Do NOT Travel if…
You have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days or are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
You tested positive for COVID-19.
Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.
You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.
If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to isolate and postpone your return until it’s safe for you to travel. Your travel companions may need to quarantine.
You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.
Do not travel until a full 5 days after your last close contact with the person with COVID-19. It is best to avoid travel for a full 10 days after your last exposure.
If you must travel during days 6 through 10 after your last exposure:
Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
Properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during days 6 through 10. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the days 6 through 10.
If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 but are NOT recommended to quarantine…
Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling.
If you had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do NOT need to get tested, but you should still follow all other recommendations (including getting tested if you develop COVID-19 symptoms).
If you travel during the 10 days after your last exposure, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
Vaccination – Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrant
If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country. Learn more about this requirement.
Providing Contact Information
All air passengers to the United States are also required to provide contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the United States.
A tool to help you know the requirements to board a flight to the United States.
After Arrival in the United States
Get tested for current infection with a COVID-19 viral test 3–5 days after arrival.
Find a U.S. COVID-19 testing location near you.
Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
Follow all state, tribal, local and territorial recommendations or requirements after arrival.
If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after arrival.
Non-U.S. citizens who are non-U.S. immigrants and meet an exception to the requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination, may be required to take additional steps after arrival.
If your test result is positive or you develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. Learn what to do and when it is safe to be around others.
If You Recently Recovered from COVID-19
If you had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and recovered, you do not need to be tested unless you develop new symptoms. You also do not need to self-quarantine after arrival.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after arrival, isolate and immediately get tested. Continue to isolate until you know the results. Wear a well-fitting mask around others.
How CDC Determines the Level of a Destination’s COVID-19 Travel Health Notice
US Department of State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel and COVID-19
COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination
Health Information for International Destinations
Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic