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The travel advice is Do not travel to Japan. Get travel alerts and advice before travelling to Japan. 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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🛡️ Travel safety for Japan

Do not travel

April 3, 2020

If you've been in Australia in the last 14 days, you won't be allowed to enter Japan. This ban also applies if you've been in other high-risk countries for COVID-19. Exemptions may apply if you have a family member that is a Japanese citizen. Flight options to Australia are rapidly decreasing and may soon stop entirely. If you want to return to Australia do so now. If you can't leave or want to remain in Japan, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Keep in contact with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Japan overall.

🚨 Travel Alert for Japan

Issued date: April 1, 2020

Items 1 and 2 are effective 00:00 local time 3 April 2020:

1. Passengers who have been in Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Israel, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Serbia, Thailand, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA or Viet Nam in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

- This does not apply to residents of Japan with 'Permanent Resident' or 'Long Term Resident', who have departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by 2 April 2020.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.

2. Visas issued on or before 2 April 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan located outside Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Israel, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Serbia, Thailand, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Viet Nam, are invalidated.

3. Visas issued on or before 27 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam are invalidated.

4. Visa exemption for nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand is suspended.

5. Visa exemption for nationals Viet Nam, Qatar with a diplomatic or an official passport is suspended.

6. Visa exemption granted to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card issued by Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam, is suspended.

7. Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan;

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.

8. Passengers who have been in Cheongdo County or Daegu City in Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan;

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.

9. Passengers who have been in Gyeongsan-si, Andong-si , Yeongcheon-si, Chilgok-gun, Uiseong-gun, Seongju-gun or Gunwi-gun in Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

-This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

-This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.

10. Passengers who have been in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

- This does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of Japan if they can prove it.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Special Permanent Residence Permit. However, they must have a Re-entry Permit from a regional immigration officer.

11. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a passport issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province (China People's Rep.) are not allowed to enter Japan.

- This does not apply when passengers can prove that they have not been in Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province the last 14 days.

12. Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'Westerdam' are not allowed to enter Japan. - This does not apply to nationals of Japan.

13. Visas issued on or before 8 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Korea (Rep.) are invalidated.

14. Visa exemptions for passengers with a British National (Overseas) passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport and nationals of Korea (Rep.) have been suspended till 30 April 2020.

15. Visas issued on or before 20 March 2020 by the Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) are invalidated.

16. Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt to Japan until 30 April 2020.

17. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) are requested to stay at the location designated by a quarantine station chief for 14 days and to not use public transportation in Japan.

18. Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, USA or Viet Nam are requested to stay at the location designated by a quarantine station chief for 14 days and to not use public transportation in Japan.

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Last updated: April 1, 2020