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Japan to Ban Entry to Travelers from 70+ Countries – Including the US

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Written by Charlie

Japan is set to ban entry to their country to travelers that have been in the US and more than 70 other countries 14 days prior to arrival.

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.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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