This information is as of April 8.

Please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan for the latest information.

Those who cannot provide a valid certificate showing vaccinations three times are not advised to visit Japan.  Those should stay in a hotel for quarantine for a minimum of three days, followed by a negative PCR test (you need to arrange those by yourself!).


Visa is required for all entrants to Japan (visa waiver program suspended!)

for visa application
The certificate for completion of registration to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) from the IDMC-13 organizer is necessary.
Details of ERFS procedures will be emailed to registered participants by the IDMC-13 Secretariat.


The quarantine period is exempted with

  • Valid certificate of COVID 19 negative test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country.  A rapid antigen test is not acceptable.
  • Certificate showing vaccinations three times
  • not from the following countries
Latin America and the CaribbeanGrenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia
EuropeArmenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Middle EastAfghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine
AfricaAlgeria, Angola, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe