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CHIBA - Port, JP

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required for vaccinated travelers with a booster dose
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Mandatory quarantine questionnaire
  • Recommended Visit Japan Web application
  • A passport is required to enter Japan
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Japan
  • Masks are recommended in public
  • Visitor visa

Port Restrictions

  • Crew change regulation in Japan is reviewed by port officials and terminals from time to time based on the latest Covid-19 situation. Each port authority has own regulation on crew change and each terminal has own safe policy against crew change under pandemic at their facilities.
  • Crew change in Japan in general
  • If the vessel is at sea for more than 14 days from previous foreign port departure, upon arrival at 1st port in Japan (but before free pratique being granted by radio – this is for off-signers) crew change can be arranged without any issues.
  • If the vessel is calling less than 14 days from the previous foreign port departure, upon arrival at 1st port in Japan (but before free pratique being granted by radio – this is for off-signers) and has not conducted any crew change or any inspectors on board or not been to dock during the past 14 days,
  • as long as we submit necessary documents to the 1st Japan port Quarantine, most cases Quarantine will
  • grant free pratique by radio and issue “Landing permission” to off-signers.
  • Relaxation on the use of public transportations since 11th Oct 2022. Both on and off-signers are now allowed to...

Flight Restrictions

  • Passengers must have
    • a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests accepted are: CLEIA/ECLIA quantitative antigen test, LAMP, NEAR, Next Generation Sequence, PCR, RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point, and the test certificate must be in English. The test certificate must also specify that the test is based on a "nasopharyngeal swab", or "saliva", or "nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab". A "nasal swab" is also accepted if the test type is LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-PCR, Smart Amp, TMA or TRC. Details can be found at and ; or
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and received a booster dose. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. The certificate must be in English, Japanese or accompanied by a certified English or Japanese translation. More details can be found at ; or
    • a registration confirmation on 'Visit Japan Web' obtained at . The registration confirmation status must be 'Review Completed' shown in blue.
    • This does not apply to
      • passengers younger than 6 or...

Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 150 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 110 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 150
  • Meet & Greet: USD 300

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

Crew Nationalities

Total number of nationalities completing a crew change here since 2 years ago

  • IN6 India
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