Each country has different requirements for COVID-19 when you wish to enter.

We, Setolabo, made a list below for each country’s requirements by checking with primary source such as the embassy or government related airlines. However, please check with primary source of your destination country by yourself since these requirements can be changed due to COVID-19 situation.

List of countries: frequently used Setolabo PCR test

Setolabo PCR test is frequently used by our customers who are going to U.S.A., England, India, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Uganda, UAE (Dubai), Australia, France, Vietnam, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, and Brazil.

Country Setolabo PCR
Yes/No
Specimen typeIssuing authorityConfirmation typeconfirm dateComment
Australia Saliva acceptableInspection Institute acceptableDepartment of Health2021/11/23
Brazil Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Consulate Homepage2021/11/20
CanadaSaliva acceptableInspection Institute acceptableGovernment Homepage2021/11/20
England Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 2021/11/20
France Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptableEmbassy Homepage2021/11/20Tokyo Olympics athletes utilised Setolabo PCR test.
Germany Saliva acceptableInspection Institute acceptableFederal Ministry of Health2021/11/20
Turkey Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 2021/11/20
India Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Air India Homepage2021/11/20
Italy × Nasopharyngeal onlyMedical Institute onlyMinistry of Public Health2021/11/20
KoreaSaliva acceptableInspection Institute acceptableConsulate Homepage2021/11/20Changed requirements on Oct 25, 2021
Russia Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 2021/11/20
TaiwanSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Taiwan CDC2021/11/20
TurkeySaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage2021/11/20
UAE
(Dubai)
Saliva acceptable
(Recommend Nasopharyngeal)
Inspection Institute acceptableConsulate Homepage2021/11/20
UgandaSaliva acceptable
(Recommend Nasopharyngeal)
Inspection Institute acceptable Consulate
Homepage
2021/11/20
Vietnam Nasopharyngeal only Medical Institute onlyEmbassy Homepage2021/11/20*Please see comment below

* As per Vietnam Embassy of Japan, only nasopharyngeal swab issued by medical institute is acceptable. However, many people from Vietnam are visiting Setolabo to do saliva RT-PCR test and get negative certificate, and we haven’t heard any problems from them so far.

Since many Vietnamese people fly out from Japan to Vietnam with the negative certificate issued by Setolabo, Ministry of Public Health, Vietnam contacted Setolabo via Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, and they confirmed that they accept our PCR test and negative certificate. However, please follow their requirements as much as possible.

List of countries: previously used Setolabo PCR test

Some countries require online review by affiliated medical institution.

CountrySetolabo
PCR
Yes/No
Specimen type Issuing authority Confirmation type confirm date Comment
Afghanistan × × × Embassy of Japan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 11/22No travel allowance
Bangladesh 2021/11/23 Currently checking
BelgiumSaliva acceptableInspection Institute acceptableEmbassy Homepage11/23
Bolivia × Nasopharyngeal only Medical Institute onlyEmbassy Homepage
11/23

 China × Nsopharyngeal & Blood test (IgM)Designated Medical Institute onlyGovernment Homepage11/23
Croatia Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (TEL)11/23
Czech RepublicNot specified Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage11/23
DenmarkNot specifiedNot specifiedEmbassy Homepage11/23

Dominican RepublicEmbassy Homepage 11/23 PCR test not required
Egypt × Nasopharyngeal only Medical Institute only Embassy Homepage 11/23

Estonia
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Finland Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare 11/23
GhanaNot specifiedNot specifiedEmbassy Homepage 11/23 PCR test required, however not specified test type & which institute can issue negative certificate
GreeceSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Ministry of Tourism 11/23
Hong KongSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Consulate Homepage 11/23
Hungary Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 11/23
Indonesia×Nasopharyngeal only Medical Institute only Embassy Homepage 11/22

Israel×Nasopharyngeal only Inspection Institute acceptable Ministry of Health 11/23 Nasopharyngeal PCR test can be done at medical institute only
Jamica × Nasopharyngeal only Designated Medical Institute only Embassy Homepage 11/23
JordanNot specified Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (TEL) 11/22
Laos Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23 Electronic (PDF) negative certificate is not acceptable
Lebanon
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Malaysia × Nasopharyngeal only Not specifiedMinistry of Health 11/23

Mexico
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Mongolia
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Nepal
2021/11/23 Currently checking
NetherlandsSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 11/23
New Caledonia 2021/11/23 Currently checking
New Zealand Saliva acceptable Inspection
Institute acceptable
Government Homepage 11/23
NigeriaSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23
Norway
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Pakistan
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Philippines Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 11/23
Poland
2021/11/23 Currently checking
PortugalSaliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy Homepage 11/23
Republic of Cameroon 2021/11/23 Currently checking
Republic of Tajikistan 2021/11/23 Currently checking
Saudi Arabia
2021/11/23 Currently checking
Singapore Saliva acceptable Designated Institute onlySingapore Airline 11/23
Online medical review required (Registration with TeCOT)
South Africa×Saliva acceptable
(Recommend Nasopharyngeal)
Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23 Nasopharyngeal PCR test can be done at medical institute only
Spain Saliva acceptable Not specifiedEmbassy Homepage 11/23
Sri Lanka Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23
SwedenNot specified Inspection Institute acceptable Government Homepage 11/23
SwitzerlandNot specifiedNot specifiedGovernment Homepage 11/23
ThailandNot specifiedNot specified Consulate Homepage 11/23 Please check with airline which RT-PCR test is required. It depends on airline.
UAE(Abu Dhabi)Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23
UAE(Other than Abu Dhabi & Dubai)Saliva acceptable Inspection Institute acceptable Embassy (Email) 11/23
Uzbekistan×Nasopharyngeal only Designated Medical Institute only Embassy Homepage 11/23
>PCR test for international travel

PCR test for international travel

We provide get Valid Format of Certificate of Negative Test Result. You get a negative certificate on the same day at Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Kagawa.

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