New Requirements for Re-Entry to Japan of Foreign Nationals Who Possess Residence Status

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Further to POEA Advisory No. 108, Series of 2020, the government of Japan has announced that from 01 November 2020, all foreign nationals with the status of residence with a valid re-entry permit are not required to obtain the "Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan" or "Request for receipt of Re-entry". when re-entering Japan from countries/regions (including the Philippines) designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan.

However, the certificate of negative test result of pre-entry testing conducted within i2 hours of the departure time of the flight (hereinafter  referred to as "certificate of negative test result") is still required when re-entering Japan from the Philippines. Other restrictions imposed on the entry into Japan issued after this Advisory shall prevail

POEA Advisory No. 5 Series of 2021

For the information and guidance of all concerned.