Japan health regulations

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Get required, recommended and general health regulations advice before travelling to Japan. It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is reported in Japan between April and November. Japan is part of Asia with main city at Tokyo. Its Developed country with a population of 127M people. The main currency is Yen. The languages spoken are Japanese.
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Health Regulations

🚑 Required health regulations for Japan

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💊 Recommended health regulations for Japan

  • It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

  • As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.

  • A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travellers may need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination depending on their travel plans, particularly if they will be in Japan longer than a month or plan to visit rural areas or spend significant time outdoors. Consultation with a doctor regarding this vaccination should be sought prior to travel. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Japanese Encephalitis Advice.

  • A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

🏥 General health regulations for Japan

  • Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is reported in Japan between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.

  • H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Japan. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.

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Last updated: January 29, 2020