1. COVID-19 News

Request to defer travel (Japanese/English)

Only visitors to the Embassy with valid certificate as follows are allowed to enter,

  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative Certificate of PCR / Antigen test of COVID-19
  • Recovery Certificate

*Japan Visa Information Hotline: Tel +380-94-712-5129 (Monday to Friday. 07:15-24:00 in Japan time)
*Countries list for the restrictions to enter into Japan
*Since November 30, 2021, the Government of Japan decided the suspension of "Review on restrictions on new entry of foreign nationals and on restrictions on activities after entering into Japan for persons with a vaccination certificate of COVID-19" by new measures for border enforcement (19) until December 31, 2021. The acceptance of application forms from responsible persons to the ministries in charge and issuing screening certificate will be suspended until December 31, 2021. From November 30, 2021 until further notice, newly entry will be denied under this measure.
*Temporary suspension of New entry into Japan from all countries and regions etc. remain in effect for the time being. However, a Japanese spouse, the Permanent Residents of Japan, and a Person who has a special reason may be permitted to apply for their Visa.
*For further details, contact us by email (


(1) Main Procedures to entry into Japan as long as you don't get the positive result of the COVID-19 test (Details)

  • Prepare for your Negative Certification of testing for COVID-19 (Details)
    • All travelers including Japanese nationals need prepare for the Negative Certificate of Testing for COVID-19.
    • Official Formats: English (Word / PDF), Ukrainian(Word / PDF)
    • The Certificate into the Official Formats can be prepared at the Medical Clinics listed.
    • If you can't find any lab near you, please contact us.
    • You need to take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to your departure from Ukraine.
    • Important announcement;
      • Only test certificates that contain valid samples and testing methods will be considered valid.
      • No travelers are permitted to enter into Japan and allowed to get on board the aircraft without valid test certificates of COVID-19.
      • You need to take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to your departure from Ukraine.
  • Taking the COVID-19 test at the airport
  • Submit Written Pledge(Sample:Japanese / English)
    • In case of violation, Foreign nationals may be subject to the revocation of the status of residence and procedures for deportation.
  • ​Submission of questionnaire
    • You can get the QR code before your arrival;here.
  • Carrying a smart phone, and installing of the COVID-19 contact tracing Apps;and Retain location data for 14 days after returning to Japan via the map application (Details)
    • You must carry your smartphone with you to install the apps, otherwise you need to rent it at the airport by yourself.
  • 10 days Self-Quarantine
    • During the self quarantine, you are not allowed to take the public transportation. 

(2) On restrictions on new entry of foreign nationals (Details are here)

  • Following travelers who have the appropriate application documents and the copy of the screening certificate from the appropriate ministry/agency, "審査済証" applied by their sponsors in Japan can apply for the visa.;
    • Students with the Certificate Of Eligibility, "在留資格認定証明書"
    • A short-term stay (less than three months) for business or working purpose
    • A long-term stay with the Certificate Of Eligibility, "在留資格認定証明書"

(3) References

  • Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    • Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Japanese / English)
    • Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel (Japanese / English)
    • Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel (Japanese / English)
  • Information from the Ministry of Health of Japan
  • Immigration Services Agency of Japan, Information Center ( Japanese / English )

2. General Information for Visa