Entry restrictions for travelers from the Netherlands to Japan

The entry restrictions for travelers from the Netherlands to Japan remain in place. Those with a valid Japanese residence permit and re-entry permit can leave and return to Japan since September 1, 2020. For more information on the entry restrictions, please visit the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All passengers entering Japan are required to submit a COVID-19 test negative certificate with valid format issued within 72 hours prior to departure, together with the Written Pledge.

If you do not have a valid inspection certificate, you will be denied boarding by the direction of the Government of Japan.​  We recommend using the format below:
Valid Certificate format.

Mandatory submission of inspection certificate

Effective from entry on or after March 19, 2021, all persons who return to or enter Japan from abroad, regardless of the country or region in which they are staying and nationalities must provide a negative certificate of covid-19 inspection written in Japanese or English that was conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. If you are unable to submit an inspection certificate, you will not be allowed to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Law.

The valid methods of COVID-19 inspection:

Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
- real time  RT-PCR  (real time Reverse transcription PCR)
-  LAMP  (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification)
-  TMA  (Transcription Mediated Amplification)
-  TRC  (Transcription Reverse-transcription Concerted reaction)
-  Smart Amp  (Smart Amplification process)
-  NEAR  (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction)

-  Next Generation Sequence
-  Quantitative Antigen Test* (CLEIA)
*Not a qualitative antigen test.

The sample collection method of COVID-19 inspection

Only the following mehthod is valid:
-Nasopharyngeal Swab

KLM passengers should check their website: