Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information

 

Last updated: March 31, 2020

 

There have been 1866 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia in Japan as of Mar 30 announced by WHO .

 

Measures by the Government of Japan

 

1.  Restricted area/regions to enter Japan

Foreign nationals who hold a Chinese passport issued by Hubei/Zhejiang Provinces or who have visited following countries/regions or areas within 14 days of arrival in Japan will not be able to land in Japan except under special circumstances for the time being:

 

Asia

China(*) , Republic of Korea(**)  

 

(*) Hubei, Zhejiang Province

(**) Daegu City, Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang, Gyeongsan, Andong, Yeongcheon City, Chilgok, Uiseong, Seongju, Gunwei County in North Gyeongsang Province 

Europe Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican
Middle East Iran

Effective from 0:00AM Mar 27 JST

 

 

2. Enhanced screening and quarantine measures

Visitors/Travelers (Including Japanese) arriving in Japan from following countries/regions will be asked to first stay at designated facilities for 14 days, and to avoid using any public transportation. It will be implemented until the end of April. For details, please check the following page .

 

Asia Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam
North America United States of America
Europe

Member state of Schengen Agreement(*), Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, United Kingdom, Vatican 

 

(*) Iceland, Italy, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovak, Slovenia, Czech, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Belgium, Poland, Portuguese, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg

Middle East Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Qatar
Africa Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Effective from 0:00AM Mar 28 JST
 

 

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 suspensions

Single Entry Visa Temporary and Multiple Entry Visas that have already been issued by Embassy & Consulates General of Japan in following countries/regions, will be suspended. 

Visa Exemption will be suspended for foreign nationals follows (without China) .

Based on APEC Business Travel Card agreement, application of visa exemption measures for countries listed in 2, China (including Hong Kong) and Republic of Korea will be gradually suspended. It will be implemented until the end of April.

 

Asia Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam
Europe

Member state of Schengen Agreement(*), Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, United Kingdom, Vatican

 

(*) Iceland, Italy, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovak, Slovenia, Czech, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Belgium, Poland, Portuguese, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg

Middle East Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Qatar
Africa Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Effective from 0:00AM Mar 28 JST

 

 

Travel & Safety Tips

Temporary closure of attractions in Japan can be found in the table below 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 @JapanSafeTravel  provides 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 Travel  is 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 ill " provides 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 websites listed below.

 

Prefecture Facility Name Closed till
Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo  Partially Resumed
Hokkaido Historical Village of Hokkaido  March 31, 2020
Hokkaido Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art  April 6, 2020
Hokkaido Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art  April 17, 2020
Hokkaido Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples  March 31, 2020
Yamagata Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium  Partially Resumed
Fukushima Aquamarine Fukushima  Partially Resumed
Ibaraki Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium  Partially Resumed
Tochigi Fujishiroseiji Museum (Japanese only) TBA
Tochigi Nasu Animal Kingdom  Partially Resumed
Saitama The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum  April 19, 2020
Saitama The Railway Museum  (Japanese only) TBA
Chiba Funabashi H.C.Andersen Park (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Chiba Kamogawa Sea World  Partially Resumed
Chiba National Museum of Japanese History  TBA
Tokyo 21 21 Design Sight  April 12, 2020
Tokyo Bunkamura  Partially Resumed
Tokyo Edo-Tokyo Museum  April 13, 2020
Tokyo Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum  April 13, 2020
Tokyo Edogawa Natural Zoo (Japanese only) TBA
Tokyo Fukagawa Edo Museum (Japanese only) April 13, 2020
Tokyo Ghibli Museum  April 28, 2020
Tokyo Idemitsu Museum of Art  April 20, 2020
Tokyo MEGA WEB  TBA
Tokyo Miraikan  TBA
Tokyo Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo  TBA
Tokyo Mori Art Museum  TBA
Tokyo Mori Arts Center Gallery  TBA
Tokyo National Film Archive of Japan  May 28, 2020
Tokyo National Museum of Nature & Science  TBA
Tokyo National Theatre, National Engei Hall, National Noh Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre  April 12, 2020
Tokyo Nezu Museum  TBA
Tokyo Ota Memorial Museum of Art  March 31, 2020
Tokyo Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art  April 10, 2020
Tokyo Shitamachi Museum (Japanese only) April 13, 2020
Tokyo Teamlab Borderless  TBA
Tokyo Teamlab Planets TOKYO  April 5, 2020
Tokyo The National Art Center  TBA
Tokyo The National Museum of Modern Art  TBA
Tokyo The National Museum of Western Art  TBA
Tokyo The New National Theatre  Partially Resumed
Tokyo The observatories at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building  April 12, 2020
Tokyo The Yomiuri Land Amusement Park  April 5, 2020
Tokyo Tokyo City View  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea  Early April, 2020
Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum  April 12, 2020
Tokyo TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM  TBA
Tokyo TOKYO ONEPIECE TOWER  Partially Resumed
Tokyo Tokyo Opera City  Partially Resumed
Tokyo TOKYO SKYTREE  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Station Gallery  TBA
Kanagawa Hakone Museum of Art (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Kanagawa Japan Open-air Folk House Museum  Partially Resumed
Kanagawa Kodomonokuni  Partially Resumed
Kanagawa MIKASA, Historic Momorial Warship  April 27, 2020
Kanagawa Pola Museum of Art  Partially Resumed
Kanagawa Zoorasia, Yokohama Municipal Zoo April 12, 2020
Toyama Toyama Glass Art Museum  Partially Resumed
Ishikawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art  Partially Resumed
Ishikawa NOTOJIMA AQUARIUM  Partially Resumed
Fukui Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum  April 7, 2020
Yamanashi Fuji-Q Highland  Partially Resumed
Shizuoka Kakegawa Kachoen  Partially Resumed
Shizuoka Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo  Partially Resumed
Aichi Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens  Partially Resumed
Aichi LEGOLAND Japan Resort  Partially Resumed
Aichi Meiji Mura  Partially Resumed
Aichi Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium  April 13, 2020
Aichi SCMAGLEV and Railway Park  April 14, 2020
Aichi Takeshima Aquarium  (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Aichi TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM  April 6, 2020
Aichi Toyota Kaikan Museum  April 5, 2020
Aichi Tyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology  April 6, 2020
Mie ISE Sea Paradise (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Mie Mie Prefectural Art Museum  March 31, 2020
Mie Nagashima Spa Land (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Mie Sengukan  March 31, 2020
Mie Suzuka Circuit MOTOPIA  Partially Resumed
Mie TOBA AQUARIUM  Partially Resumed
Shiga Miho Museum  April 3, 2020
Kyoto Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art  TBA
Kyoto Kyoto National Museum  Partially Resumed
Kyoto Kyoto Railway Museum  TBA
Kyoto The Museum of Kyoto  Partially Resumed
Kyoto The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  TBA
Osaka CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA  April 7, 2020
Osaka Hirakata Park  TBA
Osaka Kids Plaza Osaka  TBA
Osaka Mint Museum  TBA
Osaka National Museum of Ethnology  TBA
Osaka Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan  TBA
Osaka Osaka Castle Museum  TBA
Osaka The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka  TBA
Osaka The National Museum of Art, Osaka  April 3, 2020
Osaka Universal Studios, Japan  April 12, 2020
Hyogo Kobe Animal Kingdom  Partially Resumed
Hyogo Kobe Port Tower  April 13, 2020
Hyogo Oji Zoo  Partially Resumed
Hyogo Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum  March 31, 2020
Nara Nara National Museum  TBA
Nara Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties  TBA
Nara Nara Prefectural Museum of Art  April 17, 2020
Wakayama Adventure World  Partially Resumed
Tottori Tottori Sand Dunes The Sand Museum  April 6, 2020
Shimane Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo  April 23, 2020
Hiroshima Hiroshima Castle  April 12, 2020
Hiroshima Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art  April 12, 2020
Hiroshima Hiroshima Museum of Art  TBA
Hiroshima Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum  April 12, 2020
Hiroshima JMSDF KURE MUSEUM  TBA
Tokushima Otsuka Museum of Art  April 6, 2020
Kochi Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture  Partially Resumed
Fukuoka Kyushu National Museum  TBA
Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch  Partially Resumed
Nagasaki Nagasaki Bio Park  Partially Resumed
Nagasaki Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture  Partially Resumed
Nagasaki Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims  TBA
Nagasaki Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium  Partially Resumed
Oita Umitamago  Partially Resumed
Okinawa Okichan Theater  TBA
Okinawa Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium  Partially Resumed
Okinawa The National Theatre Okinawa  TBA

 

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