Safe Travel in Japan
The COVID-19 situation is changing regularly.
Following updated information on measures and recommendations is crucial to stay healthy and protect, especially for vulnerable people.
Visit the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare page for the most up to date information.
WHO CAN ENTER IN JAPAN?
Japan’s borders are open to Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand for Business traveler only from July 1st, 2020, based on a set of health measures and analysis. However, borders to other countries are still closed.
Here you can find borders information: http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html
LIFE IN JAPAN
We mostly wearing a mask in Japan.
Many shops have a maximum number of customers that are permitted to enter at the same time.
The hotels and restaurants association has launched a NEW RULES and guidelines in Japan.
Here there are information about the NEW RULES in Japan: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00094.html#yobou
Points about what to avoid:
1) Closed spaces within poor ventilation.
2) Crowded places with many people nearby.
3) Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.
Further information on the program can be found here at https://www.caa.go.jp/policies/policy/consumer_policy/information/notice/guideline_003.html#act03-8
Please contact the hotels/Ryokan directly for more information on the individual measures.
Restaurants and cafes have reopened, social distancing rules still apply.
A number of festivals have almost been cancelled in 2020.
USEFUL LINK ABOUT SAFE TRAVEL IN JAPAN
(Information updated 22/July/2020)