About the rules of entry during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Japan

Entry into Japan is allowed only for essential reasons. Entry for tourism purposes is temporarily prohibited. The full list of exclusions can be found at https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section11

From March 1, 2022, all arrivals in Japan (foreign citizens and Japanese citizens), in addition to providing a negative PCR test and additionally undergoing PCR testing at the port of arrival, will undergo a mandatory 7-day home quarantine. If the result of the PCR test on the third day is negative, then in this case, home quarantine for the remaining period is no longer required.

A 3-day quarantine in a special quarantine zone will be applied to those entering from certain countries and regions where the Omicron virus strain has been identified.

The quarantine period will be shortened for those entering who have received the third vaccination:

  • those entering from certain countries and regions where the Omicron virus strain has been detected require a 3-day home quarantine, instead of a 3-day quarantine in a special quarantine zone;
  • for those entering from countries and regions where the Omicron virus strain has not been detected, home quarantine is not applied if they receive the 3rd vaccination.

It is allowed to use public transport from the airport to home or to another place for home quarantine within 24 hours after the PCR test upon arrival in Japan.

An online quarantine form (https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/#/) must be completed prior to arrival.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 72 hours must be presented upon departure and arrival. Full details of acceptable testing practices can be found at https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000825144.pdf

The PCR test in the country of departure should be based on a nasopharyngeal swab or saliva test. The results of a test based on an oropharyngeal swab alone will not be accepted. The certificate on paper must contain the following information in English: biomaterial for Nasopharyngeal swab (nasopharynx) or Saliva (saliva) study, full name, passport number, diagnostic method, date and time of the test, etc. .

At the same time, it is mandatory to provide an approved Japanese-style certificate with a negative PCR test result, completed and certified by the seal of the laboratory in the Kyrgyz Republic: 1) Head office of the Aqualab laboratory; 2) "Laboratory of Bonetsky". Certificate can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000808170.pdf

New Zealand

Entry into New Zealand is permitted only for essential reasons.

Entry is allowed for certain categories of travelers

Exceptions due to border closures apply for important reasons, including travel for partners or family, critical workers and students. Travel for tourism purposes is prohibited. Those eligible to travel for substantial reasons must submit a request at the following link https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/request-for-travel-to-new-zealand.

Arrivals must present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 using a recognized vaccine. The last dose must be taken at least 14 days before arrival. A list of approved vaccines can be found at https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/international-travel-and-transit/proof-of-vaccination-for-travel-to-new-zealand/.

Upon arrival, a COVID-19 test will be performed and isolation for 10 days in a government facility is required, followed by a 3-day home quarantine period. Arrivals must register with the "Quarantine System" as a first step towards securing their place in quarantine. Entry is not permitted without a confirmed booking. More information on quarantine procedures can be found at https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-zealand/secure-your-place-in-managed-isolation/

Results of a negative PCR test done within the previous 48 hours must be provided upon departure and arrival. This is mandatory for most arrivals.

Testing exemptions can be found at https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/pre-departure-tests-to-enter-new-zealand/#find-out-if-you-need-a-pre-departure- Test -to-Enter-New Zealand

Also, more detailed information on entering New Zealand can be found at the following link - https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions

Entry into New Zealand will only be open to fully vaccinated citizens with vaccines recognized by the New Zealand side (list of vaccines - https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who/):

From February 28, 2022, entry into New Zealand will be open to citizens and residents of New Zealand, as well as other persons eligible to enter under the current border conditions, entering from Australia.

Effective March 14, 2022: Entry into New Zealand will be open to New Zealand citizens and residents, as well as other eligible entry under current border conditions from all over the world, and to those holding work visas . The entry of other foreign citizens will be carried out in stages from April to October 2022.

From April 13, 2022, New Zealand's borders will be open to additional classes of critical workforce, students (maximum 5,000), individuals participating in sporting events and other types of visas.

From July 2022, New Zealand's borders will be open to all travelers from Australia, visitors from visa-free countries and those eligible for an accredited employer work visa.

From October 2022, New Zealand's borders will be open to visitors from anywhere in the world, with all visa categories fully open.

Australia

 

Entry into Australia is permitted for fully vaccinated passengers of a certain category.

There are limited exceptions to border closures, tourism travel is only allowed for holders of visas issued on the basis of full vaccination. The full list of exceptions can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions#toc-5

Persons not in the exempt category may apply for an individual exemption for study, essential work, or good cause. This must be done at least 2 weeks prior to travel at https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep.

Arrivals must present a valid international certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 using recognized vaccines. The last dose must be taken at least 7 days before arrival. Information on recognized vaccines can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travelers

Vaccinated passengers are subject to quarantine measures determined by the state or territory visited in Australia. The quarantine requirements of each state or territory can be found at https://www.australia.gov.au/states

Upon arrival, proof of a negative PCR test within the previous 72 hours must also be provided. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours may be presented.

Upon arrival, all passengers undergo a medical examination, including a temperature check and a visual assessment. Those who show symptoms of COVID-19 may need additional testing.

Upon arrival, a "Digital Passenger Declaration" is also required, completed 72 hours before departure - https://dpd.homeaffairs.gov.au

More information on travel restrictions and exemptions can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

Philippines

Entry is allowed to certain categories of travelers.

Visa holders may be required to present a travel document from the visa issuing department. Tourist travel is prohibited without full vaccination. For more information on eligible travelers, please see the travel advisory at https://immigration.gov.ph/#advisory

Travelers must present a valid international certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 using recognized vaccines. The last dose must be taken at least 14 days before entry. All vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are accepted. Full information on recognized vaccines can be found at https://philippines.travel/safetrip#inboundadvisory

Unvaccinated travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers will remain in a quarantine facility, while those who test negative on the fifth day can complete the remainder of the quarantine period at their place of residence. A list of approved quarantine facilities can be found at https://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/quarantine-facilities/

Results of a negative PCR test done within the previous 48 hours must be provided upon departure and arrival.

All passengers undergo a medical screening upon arrival, including a temperature check and a visual assessment. Upon arrival, all vaccinated travelers must self-monitor for symptoms within 7 days of arrival.

"eCIF Form" - https://dashlabs.app/laboratories/607a41404d14dc68461eb3be/form

must be completed 3 days prior to arrival and travelers must download and register on the Traze mobile application for contact tracing in the Philippines. In addition, travelers must check in with an Electronic Health Declaration Card (e-HDC) at least 24 hours prior to departure - https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/

Also, foreign citizens must have a return ticket confirmation.

More information on travel restrictions and exemptions can be found at https://immigration.gov.ph/#advisory