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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information

Measures by the Government of Japan

1. Additional designation of areas subject to the entry ban

Designating the entire countries and regions listed below as areas subject to the entry ban. Banning the entry of foreigners who have visited the areas within the last 14 days unless there are special circumstances.

■ Asia

Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

■Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

■North America

Canada, United States

■Latin America and the Caribbean

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama

■ Europe

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican

■ Middle East

Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Turkey

■ Africa

Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco

*The measures described in the listed above with underline will be implemented from 0:00 am on April 3 (Japan Standard Time (JST)) and remain in place for a period. The measures will also be applied to those who will depart before the launch of these measures and arrive in Japan after their introduction.

2. Strengthened quarantine

(1) Conducting PCR tests for arrivals (including Japanese) who have visited the countries and regions listed in paragraph 2 below within 14 days prior to their arrival to Japan. It should be noted that arrivals (including Japanese) who have visited the countries which had been already designated as areas subject to the entry ban within 14 days prior to their arrival to Japan also need to undergo PCR tests as they are required now.

■ Asia

Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

■ Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

■ North America

Canada, United States

■Latin America and the Caribbean

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama

■ Europe

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican

■ Middle East

Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Qatar

■ Africa

Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco

*The measures described in the listed above with underline will be implemented from 0:00 am on April 3 (Japan Standard Time (JST)) and remain in place for a period. The measures will also be applied to those who will depart before the launch of these measures and arrive in Japan after their introduction.

(2) Calling upon people arriving from any country to wait 14 days at a location designated by a quarantine station chief and to refrain from using public transportation.

*The measures described in paragraph 2 (2) above will be applied to the passengers of aircrafts and ships which will arrive in Japan after 0:00 am on April 3 (JST), and be implemented until the last day of April. The period can be renewed.

For details, please check the following page.

3. Airport landing /Ship transportation restrictions

Below measure will be effective from 0:00AM Mar 9 JST. It will be implemented until the end of April.

- By air: Arrival destinations for aircraft from mainland China and Republic of Korea will be limited to Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Osaka Kansai (KIX) international airports.
- By sea: Ship transportation of passengers from China and Republic of Korea will be suspended.

4. Visa restrictions

(1) Suspending validity of single or multiple-entry visa issued at Japanese Embassies or Consulates General located in any country or region except the countries and regions listed in paragraph 4 below.

(2) Suspending visa exemption measures for any relevant country or region except the countries and regions listed in paragraph 4 below.

(3) Suspending validity of Pre-Clearance granted to APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) issued by any relevant country or region except the countries and regions listed in paragraph 4 below.

■ Asia

Taiwan

■ Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

■ North America

Canada, United States

■Latin America and the Caribbean

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Panama

■ Europe

Albania, Armenia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia

■ Middle East

Turkey

■ Africa

Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco

For countries and regions that were previously exempt from visa restrictions, this time measures will be implemented from 0:00 am on April 3 (JST) until the last day of April. The period can be renewed.


Travel & Safety Tips

Temporary closure of attractions in Japan can be found in JNTO official website or JNTO official TripAdvisor account @VisitJapan.

Please do take precautionary protection measures like any other flu, such as wearing a mask if you have a cough and washing your hands. Medical expenses may be high in the event that you become sick or injured and require a visit to the hospital whilst in Japan so please do not forget to take out the necessary travel insurance. For further information on hospitals and insurance, please visit the links below.

Twitter @JapanSafeTravel

JNTO official Twitter account @JapanSafeTravelprovides useful information on weather warnings, advisories and latest news of transportation services in case of natural disasters.

Weibo/微博 @Japan SafeTravel

Weibo/微博 @Japan Safe Travelis also available in simplified Chinese providing travel advisories and latest updates.

Japan Visitor Hotline

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including novel coronavirus(COVID-19). Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

From Japan 050-3816-2787  From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

Chatbot (in case of emergencies only)

Medical Needs and 24/7 Multilingual Support

Japan Tourism Agency's "Guide for when you are feeling illprovides medical institutions information, search function, and guideline. The website is available in English, Chinese, and Korean.

Insurance

The following two companies offer insurance that foreign visitors can apply after arriving in Japan. Both insurances introduce medical facilities, interpret between you and the doctor, and have cashless medical services. You can apply for insurance on their websites. For details, please check the following pages.
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

News

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's only public broadcaster. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is NHK's international service delivering the latest information about Japan through TV, radio and the Internet.
NHK World News

World Health Organization

You can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus(COVID-19).
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Navigation App

Download "Japan Official Travel App" for travel use.
Japan Official Travel App

Temporary Closure of Attractions in Japan

In order to contain the spread of infections, some festivals and events may have been canceled or postponed.

Also, theme parks such as Tokyo Disneyland®, Tokyo DisneySea®, and Universal Studios Japan, museums and galleries have been temporarily closed. As this list may only include major facilities, we recommend you also visit relevant official websites.

Please check the latest information from the JNTO official website.

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