We now have coated the ins and outs of Japan’s sluggish reopening for worldwide guests that culminated in late October 2022 when vacationers had been lastly allowed to the nation however wanted to be absolutely vaccinated or have a latest PCR-RT check.
The entry necessities haven’t modified (let’s see if there will likely be an replace in Could), and you should be vaccinated and boosted (3 pictures) or to have a latest PCR-RT check to enter. You possibly can validate your paperwork earlier than boarding a flight by using the Go to Japan Internet (VJW).
You possibly can entry Go to Japan Internet right here.
You may as well replenish the arrival card and customs type through the use of the online type chances are you’ll do whereas ready for the doc evaluation to be over.
Go to Japan Internet Expertise
The VJW had my info on file, and the earlier January journey was nonetheless there.
I created a brand new journey, Sakura 2023, and inputted the arrival date and airline info.
Quarantine (Quick Observe)
Undecided why Japan nonetheless makes use of this reasonably loaded phrase “Quarantine” for merely validating your vaccination or check info.
The shape asks in your vaccination info or check consequence certificates.
I’ve all these EU Covid certificates saved on my laptop computer and beforehand uploaded them in January. So why can the VJW not pull them up routinely?
Then the certs went to a evaluation.
You don’t must do the disembarkation card or the customs type on-line, however chances are you’ll as effectively if you’re already on their web site.
The shape asks for the standard size of keep and resort info (first).
And it instantly creates the QR code you need to use at immigration.
The declaration asks for routine info.
After which it’s full.
And the QR code is prepared.
Quarantine (Quick Observe) – Evaluation
My certs had been nonetheless being reviewed.
I made a decision to test in on-line for the flights, and Lufthansa requires you to self-certify that you’ve the suitable docs to enter.
And the evaluation was full. It took lower than 5 minutes, throughout which I did the disembarkation card, customs declaration, and on-line flight check-in.
When you nonetheless don’t perceive the right way to use this service, Japan has produced a useful 99-page PDF information.
Obtain (PDF, 8.16MB)
Let’s see how the arrival expertise is tomorrow in Haneda, because it seems to be considerably all around the map.
Typically you may have the ability to breeze by way of, like my expertise in Chitose (learn extra right here), whereas there have been hour-long+ traces beforehand (learn extra right here).
Japan could preserve this VJW up even after the quarantine info is now not required for the immigration and customs half. We’ll see.