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Is an electronically issued Covid testing certificate valid?

A certificate, whether in paper (including a copy) or electronic media, is valid as long as it can
be verified that all of the items to be included in the certificate are satisfied. However, a
certificate will not be valid if the contents can be changed by the applicant (e.g., Word, Excel,
e-mail text, etc.) or if the items required to verify the certificate (specimen, test method, etc.)
are indistinct.
To avoid confusion at check-in counters and other on-site locations at each airport, we strongly
encourage to use the “Fast Track” method of pre-screening.
If you do not use “Fast Track”, we request you to use the template provided by the MHLW.

Information obtained from:  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Website






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