CIQ

CIQ

Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) is available at Japan’s Airports of Entry (AOE); CIQ service may be available to process flights at non-CIQ airports, but this must be requested and agreed in advance with authorities. At Japan’s airports, business jet travelers are generally processed alongside passengers from commercial flights in the main terminal. Setting a flight arrival time during non-peak hours helps ensure that your passengers are processed more quickly. Tokyo’s airports can arrange for CIQ processing for business jet passengers via the general aviation terminals at Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita airports, but this service must be arranged in advance and at additional expense.

Customs
An International Tourist Tax has been introduced by the National Tax Agency under the Ministry of Finance. The government is trying to enhance Japanese tourist infrastructure in an effort to make Japan one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Japan Customs has also enhanced the Advance Filing Rules for passport information of all passengers and crew members, because major worldwide events are scheduled to take place in Japan in the coming years. Japan Customs along with the government is strengthening measures against terrorism.
Immigration

Valid passports are required for passengers and crew members entering Japan. Visa requirements for passengers are subject to nationality and visas-on-arrival are not available in Japan at this time. Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website Exemption of Visa page. For crew members, visas are not required because a crew shore pass can be issued by Immigrations upon arrival. Crew members must have valid crew ID and must be listed on the GenDec. This allows crew to stay in Japan for 7 nights/8 days for single port entry, and 15 days for multiple port entries.

See the below links for more information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic

Human Quarantine
In order to enter Japan, regardless of nationality, passengers will need to do the following:
Present Inspection Certificate
Passengers are required to present a certificate of negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the country/region where travel originated. Since March 19, 2021, Quarantine Law prohibits passengers from remaining in Japan if they do not present a negative-test certificate. Only test certificates that contain valid specimens and test methods will be accepted. *Valid Format of Certificate here.
Passengers will be asked to pledge not to use public transportation for 14 days, to stay at home or in accommodation, to save and present their location information, and to install a contact confirmation application etc. The passengers, who stayed in the countries and regions within the last 14 days designated by the quarantine station, will be asked to stay for 10 days as maximum at an accommodation facility secured by the quarantine station. If passengers are unable to submit this pledge, they may be declined to enter Japan. If passengers violate the pledge, in addition to being subject to suspension measures based on the Quarantine Law, they may be subject to the following
(1) If passengers are Japanese, their name and information that may contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection may be publicized.
(2) If passengers are a resident status holder, their name, nationality, and information that may contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection may be publicized. Passengers may also be subject to revocation of their status of residence and deportation proceedings.
In order to fulfill the obligations in the written pledge, passengers need to have a smartphone on which the necessary applications (e.g., showing location information) can be installed. *Details here.
If a passenger does not own a smartphone or he owns a smartphone that does not allow the installation of necessary apps, he is required to rent a smartphone at the airport at his own expense upon arriving in Japan.
Submit Questionnaire
Contact information such as email address and phone number will be confirmed at the time of quarantine for health follow-up during the first 14 days after entry.
NEW:Valid Vaccination Certificate (Optional)

If you submit a copy of a valid vaccination certificate at the time of entry into Japan, 3-day waiting period in the accommodation of the government will be exempt, and part of the 14-day waiting period after entry will be shortened. Vaccination certificate must meet the requirements. Please be sure to check the details. *FAQ here.
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See additional information below:
Animal Quarantine
Plant Quarantine
FAQ

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