Refusal of landing (update)

01 May 2020 / Japan

Unless there are special exceptional circumstances, foreign nationals will be denied landing as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Even in cases where a foreign national has Permanent Resident status, or is a spouse or child of a Japanese national or permanent/long-term resident that departed from Japan with re-entry permission (including special re-entry permission), they will, in principle, come under the denial of landing.

Special permanent residents are not subject to the examination and therefore landing will not be denied based on the abovementioned measures.

Foreign nationals who stayed in the following countries/regions within 14 days before the application for landing (list updated on 29 April):

  • Asia: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia

  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

  • North America: Canada, United States

  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Ecuador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Barbados, Brazil, Perus, Bolivia

  • Europe: Iceland, Ireland, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Italy, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Kosovo, San Marino, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Vatican, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Romania, Luxembourg, Russia

  • Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Israel, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain

  • Africa: Egypt, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Mauritius, Morocco

  • Foreign nationals holding a passport issued in Hubei or Zhejiang, China

  • Foreign nationals who were onboard the cruise ship Westerdam that departed from Hong Kong

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Japan, contact GAC Japan at [email protected]

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