Last updated: April 7th, 2020
Please follow our latest updates on the developing coronavirus (Covid-19 disease) situation, characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic.
Learn about the coronavirus' impact in Japan, including travel restrictions, temporary closures and cancelled events. If you are planning or booking an upcoming trip, we recommend checking your local authority's latest travel and health advisories, as well as the current flight status of your airline.
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While every effort has been made to keep the information listed here complete and accurate, we advise to always check the official website for any place or event you intend to visit to get the most up-to-date-information
Government poised to declare state of emergency from Tuesday, covering Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, Chiba, Saitama, Hyogo and Fukuoka. Read More
Government announces plan to expand list of countries affected as coronavirus pandemic expands. Read More
To counter an increase in confirmed infections, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government asks residents to work from home and refrain from going out in evenings and weekends. Read More
IOC announces decision to postpone the Olympic Games to no later than the summer of 2021, to safeguard the health of athletes, those involved in delivering the Games and the international community. Read More
Effective 21st March, 00:00 JST: Holders of a passport issued by affected countries (see MOFA site), intending to enter Japan without obtaining a visa, will not be permitted to land. Read More
Effective 21st March, 00:00 JST: Government plans to impose new restrictions on visitors from about 30 European countries, including Britain, France and Germany. Entry bans extend to cover Iceland and parts of Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Read More
Government sources suggest a plan to impose new restrictions on visitors from parts of northern Italy in response to the coronavirus situation there. Read More
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces new safeguard to quarantine all visitors for 2 weeks from coronavirus-hit China and South Korea, as well as parts of Iran. Read More
Two of Japan's major airlines, JAL and ANA, are offering free refunds for all tickets through March 19th that have been canceled as a result of fears about the coronavirus. Read More
Visitors with a travel history to Korea's Daegu City or Cheongdo County within 14 days are being restricted access to Japan (Effective Feb 27th 2020). Read More
Visitors from Wuhan (Hubei)and Zhejiang Provinces are being restricted access to Japan and may not be allowed to land in Japan (Effective Feb 13th 2020). Read More