Japan had been one of the early countries to have the Coronavirus rip through it and now they are trying to protect themselves from a second wave. This means banning people who have been in over 70 countries in the previous 14 day period.
Japan to Ban Entry for Travelers from the US and 70+ Countries
Link: Japan Travel
This ban goes into effect as of 0:00AM on April 3, Japan Standard Time. Japan has also stated that those who depart before the launch of this ban but arrive after it will be barred from entry.
There is currently no end date to this ban. People who have been in the following countries 14 days prior to visiting Japan will not be allowed entry. However, transiting the airports will still be allowed, provided travelers do not “enter” the country – at least for now.
Here are the countries this measure addresses:
|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|
This latest round of restrictions against travelers comes right on the heels of the Tokyo Olympics being moved to 2021.