[IMPORTANT] Border Enforcement Measures, Travel Restrictions and Swab Test (PCR Test) due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic – Overseas/International Flights

2020/11/20


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Due to the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus, most countries are restricting and enforcing borders depending on the travel history and the nationality of the traveler.

Travelers are reminded to check entry/transit restrictions and visas of countries they are traveling to.
Travelers are also reminded to check if the countries they are traveling to requires the Swab Test (PCR Test) negative certification.
skyticket shall not be held liable and/or responsible for any circumstances for failures of entries/transits to countries due to immigration or travel restrictions.

──────────────────────────── Restrictions for Entry into Japan ──────────────────────────── An announcement has been made by the Ministry of Justice (Japan) regarding landing refusal for foreign nationals to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Foreign travelers without special reasons are restricted from entering Japan for the time being. For more details, please access the webpage of the Ministry of Justice below: http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html
──────────────────────────── Measures Taken to Strengthen Japan Border ──────────────────────────── Travelers returning to Japan must ensure to check the updated border measures. The latest information is available via the webpage of the Ministry of Justice below: http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001316999.pdf
──────────────────────────── Quarantines for Travelers to Overseas ──────────────────────────── Travelers from Japan, both Japanese and residents in Japan, are reminded that most countries have restricted entries or imposed quarantine measures for entries at all borders. Please check airport websites, updated information of embassies and health institutions of the destination countries before travels. Detailed information can be found via the following link (Ministry of Foreign Affairs): https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html
──────────────────────────── Changes of Immigration Rules ──────────────────────────── With the strengthening of quarantine systems in most countries, entry restrictions and rules are being tightened and updated daily. Travel documents that previously allowed entries to countries may now be invalid and travelers may be denied entry into countries or boarding a connecting flight. Travelers must ensure to check for updated information with embassies, consulates and health institutions/organizations of the destination countries.
──────────────────────────── Swab Test (PCR Test) Requirement ──────────────────────────── Travelers may be required to provide a negative Swab Test (PCR Test) result depending on the countries they are traveling to and the airlines they are traveling with. * Countries/regions where a negative PCR test certification is required (Examples) China : Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan (For travelers from Japan to China: both "PCR test and antibody test" negative certifications are required when boarding flights) http://www.china-embassy.or.jp/jpn/ (Site in Japanese or Chinese only) Hong Kong : Government of Hong Kong (Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited specified high risk places) https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html UAE : Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai (Novel Coronavirus - Obtaining and carrying a "PCR negative test certificate" before traveling to the UAE) https://www.dubai.uae.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html Qatar : Embassy of Japan in Qatar (Countermeasures for Coronavirus in Qatar) https://www.qa.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html Phillipines : Embassy of Japan in the Philippines / Manila International Airport Authority - MIAA (Countries and regions where a negative PCR test certification is required for boarding of flights) https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html The information provided above is partial. Travelers to other destinations and certain airlines may require you to submit mandatory documentation at check-in. For detailed information and instructions, please contact the airlines, embassies and/or consulates of the countries of travel and all related health institutions. Link for Airlines: https://support.skyticket.jp/hc/en-us/articles/360044429754
──────────────────────────── Mask / Face Shield Usage ──────────────────────────── Depending on airlines and destinations, the usage of a mask or face shield is mandatory and failure to do so may result in the denial of embarkation or disembarkation.
* With effect from August 15, 2020, the Philippines announced the mandatory usage of face shields for users of all public transportation in the country Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have announced that the use of face shields or masks is now mandatory for all flights including Japan-Philippines routes. For detailed information, please contact the embassy or the airline. Embassy of Japan in the Philippines (mandatory use of face shields for those using public transportation) https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html
The above is just one example. Boarding guidelines differ among airlines and are subject to change without notice. For further details, please check with the airline(s) your flights are booked on or with the embassies, consulates, health authorities, etc. of the destination country for relevant information.
Link for Airlines: https://support.skyticket.jp/hc/en-us/articles/360044429754
──────────────────────────── Cancel and Refunds ──────────────────────────── Cancellations and refunds are subject to and made in accordance with the regulations provided by airlines. skyticket shall not be held liable and/or responsible for any circumstances for failures of entries/transits to countries due to immigration or travel restrictions. * Handling fees incurred at time of payment (Convenience Stores, Bank Transfers, Credit Card Payments, etc) are non-refundable (Full details are available in our travel agreement) * Cancellation terms apply for cancellations made at the discretion of travelers and refunds are not applicable even if airlines determine flight cancellations at a later date with different terms (Cancellation terms apply at time of cancellation)
──────────────────────────── Changes / Rectifications ──────────────────────────── Process for changes and rectifications are subject to and made in accordance with the regulations provided by airlines. Changes and rectifications are allowed if they meet the regulations provided by the airlines. The skyticket rectification fees (JPY16,500 per passenger) and fare differences (if any) apply for each change/rectification made.
[NOTE] * skyticket will provide travelers who contact us with the necessary information when flights are canceled by the airlines * Changes cannot be made for flights that are just before departure (nearing scheduled departures) * The skyticket rectification/change fees (JPY16,500 per passenger) as stipulated in our “List of Travel Agency Service Fees” and fare differences (if any) will be charged for all changes made * Changes cannot be made to the inbound routes after the outbound routes are utilized * Rules and regulations vary depending on the boarding dates, travel routes and airlines * Please check for the latest information that are updated on a daily basis
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