CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RELATED INFORMATION

CHILDREN TRAVELING ALONE (UNACCOMPANIED MINORS)

In the context of the health situation, Air France has put in place special measures to welcome your children travelling alone (Unaccompanied minors: aged 5 to 17 years) in complete safety. (Kid’s solo service is mandatory for minors between 5 and 14 years and optional between 15 and 17 years) Your child's flight must not have a connecting flight. Please do not book 2 separate flights if the desired route is not available with a direct flight.  

Specific procedure at arrival in Japan (Unaccompanied minors)
  • Your child must be picked-up at arrival of the flight by parent(s) (or representatives identified before departure)
  • All passengers arriving from France will be required to go through a 3-day quarantine in a location designated by the Quarantine Office. On the 3rd day, if your child is tested negative, he/she can then proceed to the 14-day self-isolation.
  • Your child will be escorted by our staff from aircraft all along the arrival process to the bus that transports your child – among other customers - to the hotel designated by the Quarantine.(the bus is parked at the arrival level.)
  • Our staff with your child will meet you at the exit of the customs before letting your child on the bus.
  • You are not allowed to get on the bus, however can follow the bus with your own car, or reach the hotel by your own means.
  • Once arrived at the hotel, you can stay in the same room with your child during the whole quarantine period, consequently the same quarantine rules apply for you.
  • You are not allowed to take any form of public transportation (including regular taxi) until the end of 14-day self-isolation.

Restrictions on Entry into Japan

Updated on September 21st, 2021

All passengers entering Japan are required to submit a valid certificate of negative COVID-19 test result, together with  the Written Pledge. Sample collection for COVID-19 test must be done within 72 hours prior to departure. The 14-day self-isolation is also mandatory.

If you do not have a valid COVID-19 certificate, you will be denied boarding by the direction of the Government of Japan. Customers who enter or return to Japan are requested to prepare a certificate in advance.
Valid Certificate format recommended by Japanese government

Mandatory submission of inspection certificate

Effective from entry on or after March 19, 2021, all persons who return to or enter Japan from abroad, regardless of the country or region in which they are staying and nationalities must provide a negative certificate of covid-19 inspection written in Japanese or English that was conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. If you are unable to submit an inspection certificate, you will not be allowed to enter Japan based on the Quarantine Law. (After 01July21, Nasopharyngeal* and oropharyngeal (throat)(swab/smear) becomes valid sample collection method)

The valid methods of COVID-19 inspection:
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
    - PCR (Polymerase chain reaction)
    - (RT-)PCR (Reverse transcription PCR, real-time (RT-)PCR/Q-PCR/Fluorescence-PCR/Multiplex-PCR)
    - LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) (RT-LAMP)
    - TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification)
    - TRC (Transcription Reverse-transcription Concerted reaction) 
    - Smart Amp (Smart Amplification process)
    - NEAR (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction)(e.g. ID-NOW)

  • Other
    - Next Generation Sequence
    - Quantitative Antigen Test* (CLEIA/ECLEIA)
    *Not a qualitative antigen test.
     
The sample collection method of COVID-19 inspection

Either of the following is valid
  • Nasopharyngeal/Nasopharynx (Swab/smear)
  • Rhinopharyngeal/Rhinopharynx (Swab/smear)
  • (Deep throat) Saliva sample
  • Nasopharyngeal* and oropharyngeal (throat)(swab/smear)
    (Naso and oropharyngeal/Rhino and oropharyngeal/oro and nashopharyngeal*)     (*Nasopharyngeal/Rhinopharyngeal/Nasopharynx/Rhinopharynx)

    ※ Please be aware that followings are not valid for the Japanese authorities.

    Testing Method:
    - Antigen test/test kit
    - Rapid antigen test/test kit
    - Antibody test/test kit

    Sample:
    - Nasal (swab/smear)
    - Oral (swab/smear)
    - Throat (swab/smear)
    - Mid Turbinate Nasal (swab/smear)
    - Nose
    - Gargle Water
    - Mixture of sample “A” and “B” “A” and “B” show all types of sample (except nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal(swab/smear)).

Please check Requirements for Certificate of Testing for Entering Japan
Please check valid samples and testing methods

※Only test certificates that contain valid samples and testing methods will be considered valid. On the PCR certificate the date of issuance of the certificate and the date and time of the sample collection (within 72 hours before departure) must be indicated.

The information listed above is subject to change. Please make sure to check the latest detailed information on the website of Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare .

MANDATORY E-QUESTIONAIRE BEFORE DEPARTING FOR JAPAN

Customers departing to Japan on/after December 13, 2020 need to fill in an e-questionnaire before departure. Upon arrival in Japan there are limited possibilities to do this. Please make sure you fulfill this e-questionnaire before departure.

ACCESS FROM THE AIRPORT FOR PASSENGERS ENTERING/RETURNING TO JAPAN

Currently, upon arrival in Japan from overseas, please take into account that it is not allowed to take any form of public transportation (including regular taxi). Please use private car(use airport parking), or arrange family pick-up, rent a car, reserved hired car, other exclusive transportation (Narita, Haneda) in advance.

Please refer to the following websites for the details on available transportation :

REOPENING OF BORDERS IN FRANCE FROM 9 JUNE, 2021

Updated: September 02, 2021

In France, a classification of countries (Green, Orange, Red) has been defined on the basis of health indicators as from June 09,2021 The lists of countries are likely to be adapted according to the evolutions of the epidemic situation.
As of August 28, 2021
"Green" countries are: No active circulation of the virus, no variants of concern identified; European Union member states and Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, South Korea, the United States, Hong-Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, Union of the Comoros, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

Entry restriction from Green countries after 09 June 2021:
  • To France – Vaccinated passengers*: not necessary to justify a compelling reason for travel / No test required.
  • To France – NOT vaccinated passengers: not necessary to justify a compelling reason for travel / Negative certificate of PCR or ANTIGENIC test < 72H before boarding is required.
  • Quarantine for 7 days after arrival will be no longer required.
  • A sworn statement that no symptoms are present is still required in all cases. Sworn statement available here

Vaccines accepted by France (Vaccinated passengers*).
The vaccines accepted by France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria / Covishield and Johnson & Johnson.Proof of vaccination is only valid on the condition that it makes it possible to certify the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, and the time required after the final injection, namely:
  • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria / Covishield);
  • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection necessary).
Adults traveling with kids:  Compelling travel motive or quarantine apply in the same way for children < 18years old accompanying adults, regardless if the child is vaccinated or not .

Traveling in the European Union
To travel within the European Union, it is currently not necessary to provide proof of the reason for travel, but pre-test and quarantine obligations may apply.Since July 1, the “health pass” has been legally recognized for travel within the European area, in the form of a European certificate, in particular for entering national territory.The certificate can include proof of vaccination, a negative test result of -72h or proof of recovery from Covid less than 6 months. States may also establish additional health measures if they are necessary and proportionate (for example: testing, quarantine, etc.).Read more about “The health pass in France”, “COVID-19 test” and “Vaccine”

Covid-19: Measures and Information

Rebooking policy, sanitary and health measures and our commitment… Please see detailed information from the page below.

COVID-19 Testing at Paris Airports

Passengers departing from Paris-ORY and Paris-CDG can perform an antigenic or RT-PCR test at the airport screening centers in addition to the testing centers in the city. At the airport, passengers will get the result (in French and English) within 48 hours after an RT-PCR test is taken and within one to two hours for an antigenic test. To be tested, passengers must have a valid air ticket and must make an appointment through doctolib. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements and to bring the correct travel documents with you, including a Covid-19 test if your destination requires it.
To check the requirements of the country of arrival, you can consult the websites Traveldoc, Paris.Aéroport.fr and France gouvernement.

(To fly safely, and if it's possible, we recommend that you come to the airport with your PCR test already done at a testing center in the city.)

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