20 April 2022 (Regarding Federal Judge Decision on Mask Wear)
** Info on Mask Wear in AMC Terminals & On DoD Aircraft to Include the Patriot Express (PE) - All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask on DoD transportation assets (e.g., planes, water transport, buses, trains, taxis, and ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and indoor DoD transportation hubs Remain in Effect Until We Receive Updated Policy from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.**
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All flights are on schedule at this time.
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Currently the Yokota Passenger Terminal is under renovation and is looking to open the
doors in early June. As of 11 May the pavement is being redone and we ask for your patience.
Please follow the below map in the 72-Hour schedule to gain entrance to the temporary terminal. Please ensure you
do not enter the construction zones. Should you have any questions please call us at 225-5661.
IAW Consolidated DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance dated 4 April 22:
Pre-travel viral testing* is required 1 day prior to departure of commercial airline or military airlift from a foreign country into the United States.
United States-bound Travelers who do not have a valid negative COVID-19 test, waiver, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 will be denied boarding.
Exceptions to Testing: Unless otherwise required by a more restrictive DoD policy or stated in the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide:
Individuals fully recovered from a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 infection within the previous 3 months are not required to undergo viral testing and may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 that includes:
Their positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country; and
A letter from a licensed health care provider or a public health official stating that the individual is cleared to travel.
***ALL OTHER-COUNTRY NATIONAL PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA MUST VERIFY AND COORDINATE ALL PASSPORT & VISA REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO TRAVELING IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING DENIED BOARDING OR DEPORTED UPON ARRIVAL***
***REFER TO THE AMC TRAVEL PAGE AND KOREAN ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (K-ETA) WEBSITE TO FIND CURRENT BORDER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND A LIST OF COUNTRIES AUTHORIZED FOR VISA-FREE TRAVEL***
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yokota AMC Gram
Our Space Available 72-Hour Schedule is updated each day by 8 P.M. JST.
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Our flights serve bases in Japan, Korea, Guam, and West Coast United States.
Welcome to the Yokota Passenger Terminal, the “Gateway to the Far East”. We pride ourselves in providing superior customer service to all our patrons and visitors.
We are located on Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan.
Space Available seats are often limited, therefore, passenger planning and flexibility is key to Space Available travel out of Yokota AB.
On behalf of the 730th Aerial Mobility Squadron and Air Mobility Command (AMC), we wish you an enjoyable travel experience and look forward to assisting you in future travels. Please let us know if you've any questions or concerns during your visit to the Yokota Passenger Terminal.
Duty Standby & Space Available Passengers
Duty Passengers are passengers that are booked through a government travel office such as TMO/SATO typically for PCS, TDY, and Deployment purposes. Early bird check-in is available 1800-2000 the day prior to your departure date.
Roll calls are conducted 3 hours and 45 minutes prior to departure. Due to Covid-19 measures the terminal will open one hour prior to the posted roll call times for Space Available passengers.
Space Available seats are often limited, therefore, passenger planning and flexibility is key to Space Available travel.
Passengers are reminded that baggage limitations are: 2 bags per individual, limited to 70 pounds max weight per bag and not to exceed the dimensions of 62 linear inches. Passengers may have one carry-on bag and one personal item that must fit under any aircraft seat.
For any further questions about the AMC travel guidance, please refer to the quick links listed on this page.
Yokota AB Passenger Service Terminal
730 AMS PASSENGER TERMINAL
80 AIRLIFT AVE YOKOTA AB, JAPAN 96326
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Hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and evenings on nights of departures.
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The Yokota Passenger Terminal is currently undergoing renovations and as such cannot offer certain amenities at this time.
The temporary passenger terminal offers free Wi-Fi, vending machines (accepts USD & Yen), and a car rental kiosk. Currently the Yokota Passenger Terminal does not have DV Lounge or Family Lounge facilities.
Covid-19 test results must be in hardcopy format, unless otherwise specified below.
Handwritten test are NOT accepted.
All travelers inbound to South Korea, age 6 and older, must receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of departure on the international leg of their trip.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be presented to airline personnel when a passenger boards an aircraft. Boarding will not be permitted for passengers without a negative COVID-19 test result issues within 48 hours of departure.
The test certification document must be in hardcopy form issued in English or Korean. If it cannot be issued in either language, a supplemental translated version certifying the translation should be submitted along with the original test result.
The test needs to be a viral Nucleic Acid Detection test (such as PCR or LAMP).
The test result document MUST include:
1) Travelers full name
2) Date of birth (passport number or DODID number is acceptable in lieu of DOB)
3) Type of Test (i.e. must state the test is a PCR or LAMP or other Viral Nucleic Acid Detection test type)
4) Date & Time Collected
5) Name of the laboratory or institution that issue the test result.
The test result should be submitted to the quarantine authorities upon their arrival in the ROK.
For your test, time zones must be taken into account. SeaTac is in the Pacific Standard Time zone.
Travelers must have a hardcopy of the Negative test
Re-Detected COVID-19 Travelers, i.e. those that have previously tested Positive for COVID-19 who cannot submit the required negative PCR test results when they enter ROK (includes all: Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel; DoD Military, DoD Civilians, DoD Eligible Family Members, DoD Sponsored Contractors). The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has authorized all USFK Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel; DoD Military, DoD Civilians, DoD Eligible Family Members, DoD Sponsored Contractors that are Re-Detected COVID-19 Travelers as being EXEMPTED from submitting negative PCR test results, subject to meeting the following eligibility criteria while traveling to Korea:
1. Between the period of 10 to 40 days prior to the departure date to Korea AND
2. with no fever above 37.5 degrees Celsius (99.5 degrees Fahrenheit) AND
3. with proof documents for exemption such as a letter of release from isolation or confirmation letter of recovery, signed by medical doctors.