Japan, Australia and New Zealand entry requirements

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Japan

From June 1, 2022, the Japanese authorities introduced new immigration rules for those arriving in the country (foreign citizens and nationals of Japan). Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan decided to divide foreign states and regions into 3 zones: "red", "yellow" and "blue".

The Kyrgyz Republic is included in the "blue" zone, thus, arrivals from Kyrgyzstan are required to present only a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Japan.

PCR test in the Kyrgyz Republic should be done on the basis of a nasopharyngeal swab or saliva analysis. 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 a laboratory in the Kyrgyz Republic. A Japanese-style certificate in Russian language can be downloaded from the official website of the Embassy of Japan in the Kyrgyz Republic or the official website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan - https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000909645.pdf

Also, before departure, an online questionnaire must be filled out - https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp/#/

 

Australia

All passengers arriving into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/digital-passenger-declaration

You can start a DPD seven days before your flight, but you must submit it before you depart for Australia. Passengers who do not complete a DPD before departing may face unnecessary delays on arrival in Australia.

When filling out the DPD, you will need to:

  • provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia;
  • make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status;
  • make a declaration about your travel history in the last 14 days;
  • make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply when coming to Australia and in the state or territory you are landing and the penalties for non-compliance.

Before you complete your DPD, check all other travel requirements for Australia. For a list of all documents you need before you travel see the information for Vaccinated travelers – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/vaccinated-travellers and Unvaccinated travellers – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/unvaccinated-travellers

 

New Zealand

Everyone travelling to New Zealand must complete a Declaration – https://app.travellerdeclaration.govt.nz/#/splash and receive a Traveller Pass, before they travel.

When filling out the Declaration, you will need following:

  • passport;
  • proof of vaccination;
  • travel history for 14 days;
  • contact details;
  • emergency contact details;
  • an email address (that you have access to);
  • flight details.

How to complete your declaration - https://www.travellerdeclaration.govt.nz/how-to-complete-your-declaration