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TeCOT (COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers)

What is TeCOT

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare launched COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) in October 2020, in order to ensure the testing capacity for business travelers living in Japan, since securing the domestic testing capabilities has become the urgent issue due to the impact of COVID-19, and various countries had started to require business entrants to present a pre-departure inspection certificate as an entry requirement. 

More than one year has passed since the establishment of TeCOT, and the domestic testing capabilities and private services for the inspection certificate has become well-expanded and well-provided for travelers, thanks to the medical institution officials and private enterprises.  

Based on the current sufficiency of the domestic testing capabilities and private services, after ensuring a certain transition period, all TeCOT services are terminated on Friday September 30th, 2022. 

 Services Closure Date 
1Reservation                                  Friday June 24th, 2022 
2Mobile App Service                        Thursday April 28th, 2022 
3Registered Medical Institutions List Monday August 1st, 2022 
4TeCOT Website                             Friday September 30th, 2022 
5TeCOT Call Center                         Friday September 30th, 2022 

Last updated:2022-09-30