For Travelers to Japan (Pre-departure COVID-19 swab test in Singapore, etc.) [Updated 19 March 2021]

1. When traveling to Japan, you (including Japanse nationals) are required to have a certificate of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before departure from Singapore. If you do not have the certificate, you will not be allowed to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Act.
You will need to install Video calling and Location-tracking app, and will be checked for the contact information on your “Written Pledge” before being allowed to proceed to the immigration checkpoint. (The requirements avobe also apply to Japanese nationals.)

2. For the certificate of COVID-19 test, be sure to bring the PRINTED VERSION of digital PDT certificate, provided by clinics approved by the MOH※ (Click here for the PDT information (Singapore govt, website)). You do not need to have it notarized by the MOH for the purpose for entering Japan. For the latest Singapore Government requirements and FAQs on the use of notarized digital PDT certificate for travel, please refer to
(※)A certificate needs to include; Name of Person, NRIC/FIN Number, Passport/Travel Document Number, Nationality/Citizenship and Date of Birth. The test should be “RT-PCR” and the sample needs to be done by “Nasopharyngeal swab” method [or “saliva”]. It also should include; testing date and time, name of clinic that conducted the test, result (negative), name of laboratory that reported the result, date and time of when the result was notified, name of the doctor who conducted the test, MCR No of the doctor, and QR code for verification.

In addition, you are required to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival, but no payment nor pre-registration is required.
Regarding the “Written Pledge”
To all who is entering Japan, you will be asked to pledge not to use public transport for 14 days, to stay at home or at designated facility for 14 days, to record your location for 14 days and to cooperate in providing your location information to Health Center, etc. There will be enforcement actions against a bleach of the pledge.
→About “Written Pledge”
Regarding the Questionnaire
To follow up your health for 14 days after entry to Japan, your email address, phone number etc., will be confirmed at quarantine station. You can register these information on questionnaire online
→”Measures to deal with the new type of coronavirus Questionnaire response reception”
〇 Important Notice (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

<For more details, please contact below>
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (for information about quarantine)
From Japan:0120-565-653
From overseas:+81-3-3595-2176(Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
(operation hours:9:00-21:00JST)