September 29, 2022

Japan recognizes Covaxin booster dose for travelers

In a big development, Japan has approved the Covaxin booster dose for travelers.

Referring to this, Bharat Biotech said that they are proud to announce that Japan has approved the booster dose of Covaxin for travelers, which means another global recognition of the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine that was used. on a large scale in India.


In an official statement, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare added that travelers returning to or entering Japan from countries/regions classified as “red” in border control measures, and who do not show proof of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, will be required to undergo a three-day quarantine at designated accommodations by a quarantine station.

The ministry further added that travelers will no longer be required to undergo quarantine after leaving the facility if their test results are negative.

However, those who are able to present proof of three vaccination doses and who enter or return to Japan from countries/regions classified as “red” in the border control measure, will be required to self-quarantine at their homes or places of their choice for five days. .

It should be noted that if after entering Japan, travelers take a self-test after three days and submit a negative result to the ministry, where their status is confirmed, they will no longer be required to remain in quarantine after that.

The ministry further added that similarly, those who enter or return to Japan from countries/regions categorized as “yellow” and do not have proof of three doses of vaccination, will be required to undergo quarantine at at home or in places of their choice for five days. And, if they take a self-test three days after entering Japan and submit a negative result to the ministry, they will not be required to stay in quarantine after that.

Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech added that Covaxin has been uniquely formulated so that the same dosage can be given to adults and children, for booster and primary doses, making it a universal vaccine.

  1. Has Japan opened up to international travellers?
    Japan is reopening to tourists on guided package tours from June 10, 2022.
  2. What is the status of Covaxin booster dose in Japan?
    In a big development, Japan has approved the Covaxin booster dose for travelers.
  3. Can tourists visit Japan?
    Yes, but many temporary restrictions remain in place.