<Important Notice> U.S. passengers traveling to Japan from states that have confirmed cases of the mutant strain
Information as of 7:00JST,September 17th,2021.
Effective for flights arriving on/after midnight on Friday, June 4 (Japan time), all passengers entering and returning from certain states that have confirmed cases of the mutant strain are required to stay at the accommodation facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station for 3 days, and take another COVID-19 test on the 3rd day (does not include day of entry). Those who test negative may leave the facility and are required to self-quarantine at your home, hotel, or another location during the remaining period of 14 days after entering Japan (and you cannot use public transportation such as trains, buses, taxis, aircraft for domestic flights).
This requirement applies to travelers who have been present in the following states for the 14 days preceding their arrival into Japan:
Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky, Colorado, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Nevada, Nebraska, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Louisiana, Wyoming, Washington
Florida is also designated by the Japanese government as a state with confirmed spread of COVID-19 variants. Travelers who have been present for the 14 days preceding their arrival into Japan will also be required to quarantine at the provided facility for three days before being permitted to complete their self-quarantine period. Please click here (Japanese page) for more details.
*** On/after September 20 (midnight, Japan time) ***
Travelers departing from any one of the U.S. states listed above will no longer required be to stay at the accommodation facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station for 3 days, and take another COVID-19 test on the 3rd day (does not include day of entry). Please note all travelers are still required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering Japan.
Cases where the 3-day stay at the accommodation facility would be applicable (or inapplicable):
a) Passenger who arrived to an airport of a state with confirmed cases via public transportation (bus, taxi, train, Uber/Lyft, etc.) from a state not listed above, then departed to Japan
→ Subject to the stay
→ Only those who use their own car or a hired car service are not subject to stay
b) Passenger who arrived to a state with confirmed cases from a non-listed state, staying overnight and departing for Japan the following day
→ Staying overnight would make the passenger subject to stay
c) Passenger with connecting flights
→ Even if the connecting city departs from a state listed above, the passenger is not subject to stay as it is considered to be a connecting flight
Information may be updated daily.
For details, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (Japanese page).
For other information regarding Japan entry, please click here.
September 17, 2021
All Nippon Airways, Co. Ltd.