Recently, I arrived to Narita Airport from Nepal. Here, I am writing a summary of how it was.

At Kathmandu, I had to a RT-PCR test one day ahead of the boarding the plane. At the hospital, you need to request to provide a form that can be used at Japan. They will charge you extra fee for it. I did my test at Hams hospital. The PCR test was NPR 1500 while NPR 300 was charged extra to make the japanese form.

Other preparatory thing you need to do is install mySOS app in your smartphone. If you do not have smartphone, you may get rental smartphone at Narita airport. You can also download the pledge form and fill the questionaries from this website In case you did not fill it, you can do it at Narita airport. I suggest filling the questionaries and make QR code, as this will save some time at airport.

At Kathmandu airport, they will check the PCR result only. But if you have taken vaccine, show it the authority as well. This should make the process smooth. Ask the baggage handler to put the baggage sticker properly and recheck yourself. My baggage was lost for a couple of days due to lousy staff who did not paste the baggage sticker properly. Then, head to the immigration, show your passport and residence card. The officer will put a departure stamp.

Before landing at Narita, the aeroplane staffs will give you some forms. It includes (1) Pledge form, (2)questionaries and (3) custom declaration form. If you had not preprepared early, you can fill these forms in the flight. Once one lands, they are walked through the airport and the following will occur. When I arrived, many Nepali staffs were present at the Narita airport.

1) First they will check if you have installed mySoS app in your phone

2) Then you need to show the questionaries and paste a ID number in your passport

3) Then a technical staff will help you to register your detail into mySoS app.

4) After that you will be taken to the place where PCR test will be done. A saliva sample will be taken. After sample are taken, you will be taken to a waiting space.

5) After about 1 hour, the result will be called with the ID number.

6) Then you will be guided to a place where the quarantine method will be described. In my case, it was 7 days home isolation. They will also give a colour paper indicating you are covid free.

7) After that, you can go to the immigration. At this place they will take photo and fingerprint along with stamping of passport.

8) Then you can pass to pick up the baggage and pass the custom.