Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information

 

Last updated: April 9, 2020

 

There have been 4,257 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia in Japan as of April 8 announced by WHO .

 

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
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 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 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.

 

1. Facilities

Prefecture Facility Name Closed till
Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo  April 29, 2020
Hokkaido Historical Village of Hokkaido  Partially Resumed
Hokkaido Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art  April 17, 2020
Hokkaido Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples  Partially Resumed
Aomori Tachineputa no yakata (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Akita Namahage Museum, Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum Partially Resumed
Yamagata Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium  TBA
Fukushima Aquamarine Fukushima  Partially Resumed
Ibaraki Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium  Partially Resumed
Tochigi Fujishiroseiji Museum (Japanese only) TBA
Tochigi Nasu Animal Kingdom  Partially Resumed
Tochigi Oya History Museum (Japanese only) April 12, 2020
Saitama The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum  April 19, 2020
Saitama The Railway Museum  (Japanese only) TBA
Chiba Funabashi H.C.Andersen Park (Japanese only) May 6, 2020
Chiba Kamogawa Sea World  TBA
Chiba National Museum of Japanese History  TBA
Tokyo 21 21 Design Sight  April 12, 2020
Tokyo Bunkamura  April 12, 2020
Tokyo Edo-Tokyo Museum  April 13, 2020
Tokyo Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum  April 13, 2020
Tokyo Edogawa Natural Zoo (Japanese only) May 6, 2020
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  April 17, 2020
Tokyo Ota Memorial Museum of Art  TBA
Tokyo Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art  May 8, 2020
Tokyo Samurai Museum April 12, 2020
Tokyo Shitamachi Museum (Japanese only) April 13, 2020
Tokyo Teamlab Borderless  TBA
Tokyo Teamlab Planets TOKYO  April 12, 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  May 10, 2020
Tokyo The observatories at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building  April 12, 2020
Tokyo The Yomiuri Land Amusement Park  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo City View  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea  Early April, 2020
Tokyo Tokyo Hara Museum TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum  April 12, 2020
Tokyo TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM  TBA
Tokyo TOKYO ONEPIECE TOWER  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Opera City  May 6, 2020
Tokyo TOKYO SKYTREE  TBA
Tokyo Tokyo Station Gallery  TBA
Tokyo Ueno Zoological Gardens May 6, 2020
Kanagawa Hakone Museum of Art (Japanese only) May 7, 2020
Kanagawa Japan Open-air Folk House Museum  Partially Resumed
Kanagawa Kodomonokuni  May 6, 2020
Kanagawa MIKASA, Historic Momorial Warship  April 27, 2020
Kanagawa Okada Museum of Art April 23, 2020
Kanagawa Pola Museum of Art  April 22, 2020
Kanagawa The Hakone Open-Air Museum TBA
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 Dolls Museum TBA
Ishikawa NOTOJIMA AQUARIUM  Partially Resumed
Fukui Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum  April 19, 2020
Yamanashi Fuji-Q Highland  TBA
Nagano Hiroshi senju museum karuizawa TBA
Nagano Matsumoto Castle Partially Resumed
Shizuoka Kakegawa Kachoen  Partially Resumed
Shizuoka MOA Museum of Art April 23, 2020
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 The Little World Museum of Man Partially Resumed
Aichi TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM  April 13, 2020
Aichi Toyota Kaikan Museum  May 11, 2020
Aichi Tyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology  April 13, 2020
Mie ISE Sea Paradise (Japanese only) Partially Resumed
Mie Mie Prefectural Art Museum  Partially Resumed
Mie Nagashima Spa Land (Japanese only) April 30, 2020
Mie Sengukan  TBA
Mie Suzuka Circuit MOTOPIA  Partially Resumed
Mie TOBA AQUARIUM  Partially Resumed
Shiga Miho Museum  TBA
Kyoto Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama (Japanese only) April 23, 2020
Kyoto Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art  TBA
Kyoto Byodoin Museum May 10, 2020
Kyoto Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design May 6, 2020
Kyoto Kyoto National Museum  Partially Resumed
Kyoto Kyoto Railway Museum  TBA
Kyoto The Museum of Kyoto  May 6, 2020
Kyoto The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  TBA
Osaka CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA  May 12, 2020
Osaka Hirakata Park  TBA
Osaka Kids Plaza Osaka  May 6, 2020
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  TBA
Osaka Universal Studios, Japan  April 12, 2020
Hyogo Kobe Animal Kingdom  April 30, 2020
Hyogo Kobe Port Tower  April 13, 2020
Hyogo Oji Zoo  May 6, 2020
Hyogo Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum  TBA
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  May 6, 2020
Tottori Tottori Sand Dunes The Sand Museum  April 17, 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  TBA
Kochi Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture  Partially Resumed
Fukuoka Kyushu National Museum  TBA
Fukuoka Munakata Shrine Shinpokan (Japanese only) TBA
Saga Saga Castle History Museum Partially Resumed
Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch  April 30, 2020
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 African safari Partially Resumed
Oita Suginoi Palace Partially Resumed
Oita Umitamago  Partially Resumed
Okinawa Okichan Theater  TBA
Okinawa Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium  TBA
Okinawa Southeast Botanical Gardens Partially Resumed
Okinawa The National Theatre Okinawa  TBA

 

2. Events

Prefecture Event Name  Original Date Current Status
All over Japan J1 League February 21 - December 5, 2020 May 9, 2020 
All over Japan NIPPON PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL March 20 - November 15, 2020 April 24, 2020 
Aomori Aomori Nebuta Festival (Japanese only) August 2 - August 7, 2020 Cancelled
Aomori Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival (Japanese only)  April 23 - May 6, 2020 Cancelled
Tokyo Fukagawa hachiman festival (Japanese only) Mid August, 2020 TBA in 2021
Tokyo Sanja Festival (Japanese only) May 15 - May 17, 2020 October 16 - October 18, 2020
Tokyo Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament May 10 - May 24, 2020 May 24 - June 7, 2020
Kanagawa The Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival  July 3 - July 5, 2020 Cancelled
Niigata Tsubame Cherry Blossom Festival  April 6 - April 19, 2020 Cancelled
Gifu Spring Takayama Festival April 14 - April 15, 2020 Almost cancelled
Kyoto The Aoi Matsuri Festival 2020  May 15 Cancelled
Fukuoka The Dontaku Festival May 3 - May 4 Cancelled

 

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