Japan Travel Advisory Amid Covid-19

Japan Travel Advisory Amid Covid-19

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to advance, the Japan travel advisory has been updated with more measures in order to curb its expansion. As of March 17, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that there have been 829 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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A major part of the Japan travel advisory is the travel ban that has been put into action for foreign nationals who hold a Chinese passport issued by Hubei/ Zhejiang Provinces. Those who have visited these following countries are also not allowed to land in Japan:

  • Daegu City/ Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province in Republic of Korea
  • Gyeongsan/ Andong/ Yeongcheon City, Chilgok/ Uiseong/ Seongju/ Gunwei County in North Gyeongsang Province in Republic of Korea
  • Kom/ Tehran/ Gilan Provinces in Iran
  • Alborz/ Isfahan/ Qazvin/ Golestan/ Semnan/ Mazandaran/ Markazi/ Lorestan Provinces in Iran
  • Veneto/ Emilia-Romagna/ Piedmont/ Marche/ Lombardy Provinces in Italy
  • All regions of San Marino
  • Canton of Ticino/ Basel-Stadt in Swiss
  • Navarre/ Basque Country/ Community of Madrid/ La Rioja Province in Spain
  • All regions in Iceland

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For visitors, including returning Japanese citizens, arriving from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Republic of Korea will have to stay at designated facilities for 2 weeks and to avoid using any public transportation. Aircrafts from mainland China and Republic of Korea will be limited to Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai international airports. Ship transportation of passengers from these two countries will also be suspended. 

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There are also temporary closure of attractions in Japan which can be found here. The attractions include Tokyo Disneyland/ DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, LEGOLAND Japan Resort and more. In efforts to contain the spread of infections, some festivals and events may have been canceled and postponed.

For those in Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organization operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 a year. For any information or assistance, support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. 

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For foreign visitors who have just arrived, there are also two companies that offer insurances. These insurances offer medical facilities, interpretation service and cashless medical services. For more detail, you can visit Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.

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