Effective May 27, 2020 at midnight Japan time, the Japanese government announced that it is banning entry of foreigners who have visited India, Argentina, South Africa or eight other countries for the past 14 days prior to arriving in Japan.  On May 22, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had placed a Level 3 travel warning level on these 11 countries, urging (but not forbidding) Japanese citizens not to travel to these countries.  There are now a total of 111 countries subject to the entry bans into Japan.

All Japanese citizens (and foreigners excluded from the entry ban) who have visited any of the countries subject to the entry ban will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days and will be subject to PCR testing upon arrival.  The current entry restriction measures with respect to all countries will likely continue to apply through the end of June and may be extended further.  Please refer to the following website (in English) for additional information.


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