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