2022年6月17日金曜日

COVID-19 Travel Restriction in Japan (Updated on 01 JUN 2022)

  Latest updated information regarding to "Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Boarder Travel" or          "Border Enforcement Measures in Japan" :

///Suspension of limited open boarder measure for pax entry and revised requirements from foreign countries///

Please note that below website which is issued by MOFA/MHLF of Japan is latest information about COVID-19 restrictions in Japan.

Please check the list of countries (Blue, Yellow, Red) in below website carefully.

Web : Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

Web : Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

Web : COVID-19: Current Border Measures and Restrictions | Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare | Government of Japan|厚生労働省 (mhlw.go.jp)

 

Please be advised the below information of pax entry from countries regarded as Group Blue”

Mandatory requirement to enter Japan:

-Japan Visa (We are not able to obtain Japan Visa upon arrival)

-COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 72 hours prior to departure (please see sample of Japan format)

*It can be registered via “MySOS” (Web/detail of MySOS : Microsoft PowerPoint - »ÃÈ 20220422_ (mhlw.go.jp)

Please note that listed country of “ Group Blue “ is NOT required the PCR test upon arrival and home quarantine and other measures are NOT required.

 

//Recommendation of Fast track with MySOS//

“Fast track” system is available at RJTT, RJAA, RJGG, RJBB, RJFF.

Please note that all necessary documents such as Questionnaire, Written Pledges, Vaccination Certificate (if required), COVID-19 negative test certificate can be completed on the website.

If pax use this fast track, it will make the arrival procedure more smooth than usual. Please see attached fast track info for your reference

 

Please note that below arrival procedure is for RJTT/HND when passenger use the Business Aviation Terminal (BAT) OR Main (Commercial Terminal).

Arrival procedure with using Business Aviation Terminal at RJTT/HND :

Even though pax is exempted from PCR test upon arrival, only quarantine at the Main Terminal (Terminal 3) is able to check whether “MySOS” is activated or not. Therefore, pax has to go to the Main Terminal first even when pax uses the Business Aviation Terminal (BAT).

-Go to the Main Terminal – 10mins from the ship to the Terminal by bus

-Check the MySOS – 30mins

*There is a possibility that it takes much more time depending on the number of flights

-Go to the Business Aviation Terminal – 5mins by bus

-Clear the passport control at Immigration -5 mins

-Clear the luggage inspection at Customs -5mins

 

Arrival procedure with using Main/Commercial Terminal at RJTT/HND :

-Go to the Main Terminal – 10-15 mins from the ship to the Terminal by bus

-Check the MySOS – 30mins

*There is a possibility that it takes much more time depending on the number of flights

-Clear the passport control at Immigration

-Clear the luggage inspection at Customs

*Passenger needs to clear Customs/Immigration formalities as same as commercial/airlines passenger at main terminal and estimate time to clear Immigration/Customs is depending on the number of international commercial flights.

 

Supplementary information:

Quarantine at RJTT/HND is only able to accept the pax flight coming from overseas between 2000-1100UTC due to lack of manpower. As such, ETA RJTT/HND must be no later than 1000UTC.


 For Crew:

 Crew with any nationalites are allowed to enter and stay for minimum required for crew rest purpose only.

Treatment at the time of entry of crew on board aircraft from a foreign country to/from Japan (Requests)Cabin crews and flight crews (hereinafter referred to as “Crew”) who are on board aircraft to/from Japan and need to enter Japan for business and depart from Japan at a later date, will be treated as follows on and after 13 June 2022 based on “New Border Measures (28)” as of 20 May 2022.

(1) Crew entering from countries/regions classified as "Blue" or Crew who is a 3rd vaccine recipient*2 entering from countries/regions classified as "Yellow"*1, and who have been tested*3 within 72 hours prior to departure, are exempted from the behavioral restrictions during their stay in Japan. They will also be excluded from test upon entry.

*1 For the classification of the place of stay, the classification of the country/region with the highest risk among the countries/regions where the Crew has stayed within 14 days prior to its entry shall be applied.

*2 “Vaccines specified by the Government of Japan” Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/border_vaccine.html

*3 Provided that the following test requirements specified by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare are met, and the airline manages to meet the test requirements for the Crew.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000825143.pdf 

<Points to note>

・When departing abroad: The airline must check for symptoms of Crew and not allow the Crew with symptoms to board the flight. The airline shall also provide a list of Crew by the time specified by the quarantine station.

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・In-flight: The airline must check to see if any Crew on board is exhibiting symptoms. If, as a result of the check, there is a Crew who is exhibiting symptoms, the airline shall notify the quarantine station of the fact that a person exhibiting symptoms is on board at the time of prior notification to the quarantine station as specified in Article 6 of the Quarantine Act.

・When entering Japan: The airline shall conduct health checks of Crew, and if symptoms are present, they shall be subject to test upon entry, and the airline shall be responsible for conducting test of symptomatic Crew and other Crew on the same flight. In such cases, the flight crew and cabin crew are not considered to be on the same flight since they work in a segregated area. Crew must also sign the attached declaration form and submit it to the quarantine officer regarding planned activities in Japan.

・After entering Japan: Crew must implement basic infection control measures based on the following guidelines*4 set forth by the Government of Japan. The airline should thoroughly conduct the necessary health observations of Crew.

*4 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/kenkou-iryousoudan.html#h2_1

(2) Crew other than those listed in (1) above shall be excluded from test upon entry, provided that the following behavioral restrictions are implemented under the responsibility of the airline.

Stay in a private room in one of the following hotels secured by the airline and refrain from going out.

― Hotels adjacent to the airport

― Hotels in the city (transportation between the airport and the hotel must be by private vehicle)

<Points to note>

・When departing abroad: The airline must check for symptoms of Crew and not allow the Crew with symptoms to board the flight. The airline shall also provide a list of Crew by the time specified by the quarantine station.

・In-flight: The airline must check to see if any Crew on board is exhibiting symptoms. If, as a result of the check, there is a Crew who is exhibiting symptoms, the airline shall notify the quarantine station of the fact that a person exhibiting symptoms is on board at the time of prior notification to the quarantine station as specified in Article 6 of the Quarantine Act.

・When entering Japan: The airline shall conduct health checks of Crew, and if symptoms are present, they shall be subject to test upon entry, and the airline shall be responsible for conducting test of symptomatic Crew and other Crew on the same flight. In such cases, the flight crew and cabin crew are not considered to be on the same flight since they work in a segregated area. Crew must also sign the attached declaration form and submit it to the quarantine officer regarding planned activities in Japan.

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・After entering Japan: Crew must implement basic infection control measures based on the following guidelines*4 set forth by the Government of Japan, and implement any necessary behavioral restrictions under the responsibility of the airline. The airline should thoroughly conduct the necessary health observations and keep track of movements of Crew.

*4 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/kenkou-iryousoudan.html#h2_1

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///REMINDER///

 For foreign national crew who are based in Japan, pls contact AWI in advance for special required documents needed prior to exit/enter Japan.


Please feel free to contact us for more details or if you have any questions!





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