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Japanese Borders Open (Nov 2021)

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

The government announced that since the infection rates in Japan have dramatically decreased, the borders will be reopening and our students can finally arrive.

However, there are some changes to how students arrive and information we need.

At the moment, the documents needed are as follows

  1. Screening Certificate (shinsa zumisho - 審査済書) (This is issued by immigration once we submit the following items/information)

  2. Hand Signed pledge (Downloaded from here, printed and name is hand written in full exactly as written on your Certificate of Eligibility)

  3. Quarantine Accommodation (up to 14 days) (building/hotel name, full address and contact phone number for their stay) Please note that shared accommodation is not allowed and you are not permitted to leave your accommodation during your quarantine period and doing so will result in a penalty (your name, nationality, and information that may contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection will be publicized. You may also be subject to revocation of your visa and deportation proceedings)

  4. Flight Details (Students do not need to book the flight just yet, we just need their desired flight information; flight number, departure and arrival dates and times)

  5. New passport photo

  6. Scan of Passport

  7. Scan of Certificate of Eligibility (Ours usually have watermarks, so a new scan is needed)

  8. Scan of Vaccine Certificate & Negative PCR Test Certificate (The PCR Test Certificate must be completed by a doctor and can be downloaded here)

  9. Contact Email address

Firstly, there are set dates for applications for a new certificate issued by immigration and these have been decided based on the issue dates of the Certificate of Eligibility.

Certificate of Eligibility Issue Date

Screening Certificate Application dates