PCR Test for Overseas Travel and Negative Test Result Certificate Q&A

Q01. What is PCR Test for Overseas Travel?
If you're traveling abroad you will be required to take a PCR test and obtain a negative test result certificate before depature depending on the country you are traveling.
Entry requirements and formats of negative test result certificate vary from country to country.
We offer a special PCR test and negative test result certificate* for those traveling to countries that require a negative test result certificate.

*We offer the service through a business alliance with a medical institution.

Q02. Who is eligible for PCR Test for Overseas Travel?
Those who plan to travel to the contry which requires negative test result certificate and PCR test before the entry.
Q03. What is the price for PCR Test for Overseas Travel?
PCR Test for Overseas Travel : 9,900 JPY (tax included)
Negative Test Result Certificate fee: 5,500 JPY (tax included) ※In case your result is positive, certifiicate fee is not required. Total: 15,400
Q04. What is the difference between Free PCR test and PCR Test for Overseas Travel ?
Free PCR Test... The Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are taking the initiative in Free PCR Test in Tokyo and PCR tests are now covered by medical institutions for a limited time. This is a consistent effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Japan. Free PCR Tests take about 1-2 days to receive the results.
Please note that free testing program may be terminated due to government or administrative policies.

PCR Test for Overseas Travel ...This special test provides your results quickly. If we collect saliva sample in the morning, the result will be provided on the day of the sample collection and the negative test result certificate can be issued on the same day.
This test is not included in the free PCR test campaign of the Japanese government so it will be charged.
However, our service is advantageous for overseas travelers since we can provide test results and issue a negative certificate on the same day of the test.

Q05. What are the steps from reservation to issuance of a negative certificate?
Q06. Where can I get a special PCR test for overseas travel?
MDT Japan Asakusabashi Head Office
[Address] R.core ASAKUSABASHI 3F, 1-10-6 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Q07. When will the results of the PCR test be available?
Inspection by the morning > Results will be available by 2:00 p.m.~ evening on the day of the inspection.
Inspection in the afternoon > Results will be available in the morning of the next day.
Q08. What should I do if the test result is positive?
Please note that we will not issue a negative certificate if the test result is positive.
We will call you to inform the result and issue a positive result letter to your registered contact.

Please contact the public health center, medical institution, or workplace based on the results by yourself and contact the government office for more information on travel requirements.

We recommend that you refrain from activities with a high risk of infection for several weeks prior to overseas travel.

Q09. What inspection methods are available?
RT-PCR test (saliva sample collection) is available.
Please note that we do not provide antigen test in PCR test for overseas travel.
Q10. Do I need to make a reservation for the test?
In order to take the PCR test for overseas travel, reservations are required.
Please be sure to check the entry requirements of each country you are traveling before making a reservation.
Q11. How can I make a reservation?
You can make a reservation here >
Required information: name/ phone number/ e-mail address/ destination/ Date of Travel (departure and arrival).
Please be sure to check the entry requirements of each country you will be traveling to before making a reservation.
Q12. Can I make a reservation on the day of the test?
Please make your reservations at least three days in advance.
We may not be able to make an appointment if you make a reservation at last-minute.

Also, depending on the requirements of the destination country, we may not be able to issue a negative certificate.
We recommend you to make a reservation soon.

Q13. What are the requirements for entering foreign countries?
Each country's approach to COVID-19 is different and changes frequently.
Some countries require vaccination/submission of a negative test result certificate, while other countries have different entry criteria and formats of negative test result certificate.
If you do not meet these requirements, you may be denied entry into the destination.
Please be sure to check the entry requirements of each country you will be traveling to before making a reservation.
Q14. Where can I find out the information of entry requirements for countries abroad?
Reference:
*List of entry conditions provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs >
*List of local authorities in each country provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs >
Other websites that provide travel information
Information on travel requirements changes frequently. Please check the latest information on websites at your own risk.
Q15. Is there anything I need to bring to the test center?
Please bring your
*Passport
*Travel document (boarding pass or other document that shows the date of your departure and arrival)
*Test fee (9,900 yen) + certificate fee (5,500 yen).
Payment methods are cash only.
We will check identification and reservation information in the test center.
Q16. Can I use cashless payment?
We do not accept credit card payment or electronic payment.
Only cash is accepted.
Please bring the test fee (9,900 yen) and the negative certificate (5,500 yen) in cash on the day of the test.
Q17. Can I take PCR Test for Overseas Travel for free?
The PCR test for overseas travel is a fee-based service.
The current free PCR test campaign is financed by public funds through the government's efforts to prevent the spreading of Covid-19, so the test is available for free during the limited-time.
The PCR test for overseas travel is a testing program for traveling abroad and is not covered by the free PCR test campaign.
Q18. What are the benefits of the PCR test for overseas travel?
*In the PCR Test for overseas travel, priority is given to specimen analysis. Therefore, if specimens are collected in the morning, we can provide results and issue a negative certificate on the same day.
*Flexible response according to the entry requirements of each country.
*We will provide you with PDF data of the negative test result certificate free of charge.

Reservation for PCR test before Overseas travel .